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Old 05-04-2006, 12:03 PM   #1
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Question Dying prefolds questions

I know this has been asked thousands of times, but I have a few questions and this way they are all answered in the same place.

1. What dye do I use and how do I do it?
2. What prefolds do I use bleached/unbleached?
3. Any other suggestions.

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Re: Dying prefolds questions

I used dylon dye and the instructions are on it. It was really easy. I used both kinds of prefolds. It just made some darker than others. I enjoyed it. I have some left that I havent dyed, Im thinking of doing the tie dying this summer with my girls.
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Re: Dying prefolds questions

Here are the ones I already did.
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Re: Dying prefolds questions

1. I did some with Dylon dye and some with a Rainbow Rock tie-dye kit. Both were very easy and turned out great. If you're going to do single colors, Dylon is probably slightly easier (and quicker so you get instant gratification!). For multiple colors, I liked the results I got with the RR kit better.

2. I used both and couldn't tell much difference. One thing I did find interesting is that the unbleached ones I did with the RR dye came out looking bleached...probably because of the "fixer" you soak them in first.

3. Look in the craft forum for several threads on this subject including one that has some tips and tricks people have been adding to for the past couple of weeks.

Just to show off, here are the ones I did:


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Re: Dying prefolds questions

I used Dylon as well, and I think it worked pretty well. So far, I've only done two colors.
I dyed both bleached and unbleached prefolds. Here's a pic!
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Re: Dying prefolds questions

I used procion dyes from www.dharmatrading.com on ubcpfs. My kit from dharma was about the same cost as the rainbow rock ones I found locally.

But I can't post pics . . .

Suggestions: Look online for some good directions.
BUT if you're going to tie dye, don't roll your pfs! I tried it and ended up with completely undyed pf in the center (what a mess)! What worked best for me was to pleat the pf, then tie.

Good luck, and have fun! It's pretty fun, and very addictive!
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