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Dyeing help please!

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justme123
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Dyeing help please!

Postby justme123 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:09 pm

I decided to cheer myself up today by dyeing some old nappies. I bought dylon machine dye. I've just put them in but I didn't have enough salt - I just chucked in what I had, probably 250-300g (it was supposed to be 500g). So what will happen? What is the purpose of the salt??

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Re: Dyeing help please!

Postby mudita » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:27 pm

i think it sets the dye, but I am not sure...

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Re: Dyeing help please!

Postby Twinkletoes » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:35 pm

Yes, salt is a fixative for some dyes. Would possibly mean a weaker colour take. Let us know how it turns out!


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