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Unread 11-15-2011, 03:44 PM   #1
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Dying Fabric from Red to Black? CUL vocaloid help!

What I have: lots of red fabric and some Rit black dye
What I want to accomplish: http://undeadinfinity.files.wordpres.../01/394402.jpg

Any tips or other ideas on how to accomplish this?

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I have not sewn the dress yet, just need to know if i can do this or not if i do make it.)

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Unread 11-15-2011, 05:01 PM   #2
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Looks like you start with a weak dye bath, then gradually remove the fabric a section at a time and strengthen the dye bath each time you remove a section. In this way the dye gets darker and darker with the remaining fabric until all that you're left with is the bit of fabric you want darkest soaking in the full strength dye.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 09:53 PM   #3
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What's the fabric made of? If it's a polyester/polyester blend, you probably won't manage a solid dye job, even to black.
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Also, just a warning, RIT isn't very great for getting good blacks.

Make sure you get the water as hot as you can.
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Unread 11-16-2011, 09:03 AM   #5
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Dylon has been good for me but I agree Kelley you probably want to get a higher quality dye for a black gradient. I did a lot of gradient dying in the past.

For a small blend area I leave the fabric damp and use the dye at full strength. the dye will creep into the red because the fabric is damp creating a gradient. if they black doesn't completely take the first got then reduce the water and repeat the process like Gypsyangelf4i said.

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