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Can I dye terries?

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moonfruit
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Can I dye terries?

Postby moonfruit » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:29 pm

Hi everyone

I'm new to this so if this is a silly question please humour me. Can you dye terries and still use them on a baby. I think I will use terries for the first few month and like the look of bright bots, but can't find any pre-loved. But I have seen white terry square going. Just wondered if it was ok to liven them up a bit :D

Thanks Lisa

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beck
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Re: Can I dye terries?

Postby beck » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:32 pm

Yep its fine to dye them, lots of people have dyed there white nappies :D

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pinkydinkydoo
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Re: Can I dye terries?

Postby pinkydinkydoo » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:42 pm

Yes, weve dyed terries before, long long time ago now but they are still very bright.

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Rae
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Re: Can I dye terries?

Postby Rae » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:10 pm

The only thing is that a lot of the dyes won't dye polyester. So on cotton, the stitching can sometimes not take the dye, and bamboo terries have a certain percentage of polyester, so they won't necessarily give even dying like cotton would.

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Velvetsteph
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Re: Can I dye terries?

Postby Velvetsteph » Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:41 am

Yep - I've dyed both cotton and bamboo nappies really successfully - infact the bamboo often looks better than the cotton!!

Dylon washing machine dye is the best bet...


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