Originally Posted by itsuxmasa
I'm trying to dye vertical stripes onto nylon tights. How can I dye the tights as neat a possible? Is there a way to dye stripes onto nylons without letting the colors smear or bleed? Some other advice I heard was to paint the stripes on with acrylic paints so that the colors wouldn't smear; however, I'm afraid that if I do that once the paint dries it might crack, peel, or be uncomfortable since acrylic paint is very thick.
Go with paint. Dying stripes is incredibly difficult and doing it with nylon tights would be near impossible. Not completely impossible, but near it.
See Fabric Paint Thread: http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=239429
Don't use acrylics. They don't stretch with the fabric, can potentially flake, and will make the nylons feel rough against your skin.
Fabric Paint. Look into it.