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Chenille Stems To Dye For

Lisa Kettell Designs

By Lisa Kettell

January 31, 2014

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Project Description

Use Rit Dye to dye your white or light color chenille stems to use in a variety of projects. Easter is on its way and so are the fun projects that use chenille stems with it. make your own to match any project color scheme.


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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 30 minutes

Rit Products Used


You'll Also Need

  •   foil pan

  •    tongs

  •    plastic spoon

  •    medium sized container

  •   latex gloves

  •   old towel

  •   paper plate

  •   paper towels

  •   plastic table cover

  •   salt white vinegar

Step By Step

  1. Prep your surface. Lay plastic table cover or large old towel on the surface you will working over. Put on your rubber or latex gloves

  2. Mix 2 tablespoons aquamarine Rit liquid dye, 1 tablespoon white vinegar with 1 1/4 cups hot water in a plastic or metal bowl and stir. Let steep for 5 minutes. For good hot water, heat some in the microwave in a glass bowl for 2 minutes. Repeat this process for each Rit Dye color.

  3. Place white chenille stems into the dye solution, for 5 minutes. Stir. Remove the dyed chenille stems when desired color is achieved and place onto a foil pan. Let air dry for at least 24 hours. You can use a heat gun to speed the process.

  4. Once dried, fluff the dried dyed chenille stems using your fingers. To do this move your fingers around the chenille stems in an up and down motion until they are fluffy like their original state before they were dyed.

  5. Tips/Tricks: The longer you leave the chenille stems in, the darker the color.

  • http://www.theritstudio.com Angela Daniels

    Your projects are always so great! Thanks for sharing!




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