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Old 05-01-2006, 07:47 AM   #11
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Party in her pants. That's so funny.

The the OP, I was the one who asked about the Dylon Red. I did buy the Poppy Red the other day and now I'm itching to try....hmmm. off to soak me some prefolds in Poppy Red. Woohoo!!!!!!!!!

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Old 05-01-2006, 08:55 AM   #12
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Party in her pants. That's so funny.

The the OP, I was the one who asked about the Dylon Red. I did buy the Poppy Red the other day and now I'm itching to try....hmmm. off to soak me some prefolds in Poppy Red. Woohoo!!!!!!!!!
I love how the red came out...just be very careful not to drip on anything...especially your skin...it dries looking like BLOOD!! Make sure you post some pics for us this afternoon!
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:07 AM   #13
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If I get around to it. We are leaving on a short trip tomorrow so I have about a million and one things to do. I really should get them soaking so I can just leave them while I'm running around today but I can't seem to get my act together . I'll post pics whenever I do.
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Way cool!

And definitely contagious. So.. if I get a small "enough for 6 shirts" kit (I need a "kit" cause I don't knw what I'm doing!), will that dye, like, 6 prefolds, 12 prefolds, millions of prefolds, or 2 prefolds? I'm thinking if I saturate a premium pf, it probably holds about as much as a shirt?
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:09 AM   #15
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They are all so pretty! Great job!
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Old 05-01-2006, 01:02 PM   #16
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Way cool!

And definitely contagious. So.. if I get a small "enough for 6 shirts" kit (I need a "kit" cause I don't knw what I'm doing!), will that dye, like, 6 prefolds, 12 prefolds, millions of prefolds, or 2 prefolds? I'm thinking if I saturate a premium pf, it probably holds about as much as a shirt?

I think it depends on a couple of things. If you're planning to do solid colors, I'd say use the Dylon dye. It's right around $2 for a packet which is cheap, the only thing you need to add is salt and water, and it only has to soak for an hour so you get instant gratification! I was happy with the ones I did in Dylon when I followed the instructions and soaked them like they say...the ones I was less happy with were the ones where I tried to get fancy and squirt the dye on to do multicolors. The Dylon dye packets tell you the weight of the dry fabric that a packet will dye. I didn't pay much attention to that and wasted some dye. Also, if you want to do more, you just dilute the dye a little more and get a little more muted color.

If you want to do multiple colors on one diaper, then I'd say go for one of the kits. I used the Rainbow Rock kit which said it would do 8 t-shirts (I think...I don't have the box anymore). I know it did way more than 8 prefolds and again, you can also dilute the dye a bit to stretch it out more. It also depends on what pattern you're doing and how much you try to saturate the fabric. It takes a whole lot of dye to soak all the way through a prefold! The drawback to doing it that way is that you need to let it sit for several hours (I left mine overnight) which was torture!! I was very happy with the brilliant colors I got though.

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Old 05-01-2006, 02:18 PM   #17
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I dyed mine in the morning and then left the house for pretty much the rest of the day, so they sat for several hours. I also used vinager when I washed them. It's supposed to set the dye.

The kit I used gave directions for diluting dye--anywhere from 1.5 cups of water to 10 cups. I used about 6. I used the 18+ kit from http://tiedyekits.silentpulseinstrum...tdkindex2.html and got a couple extra colors.
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Wow! Your dye patterns are turning out awesome! Great work
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