Blue-Boy Studio

By Michael S. Teruya

July 6, 2017

Project Description

Test Swatch 10"x 10" for developing regular Rit Dye on Polyester/Cotton Blends.

 

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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 15 minutesI

Rit Products Used

 

You'll Also Need

  •    Polyester/Cotton Blend

  •    String/Yarn

  •    Sink

  •   glass bowl large

  •   latex gloves

  •   microwave

  •   paper towels

  •   salt

Step By Step

  1. In a small bowl with dye at recommended dilution with folded and wet item. Microwaved for up to 2 minutes

  2. As item and dye heats up there is extreme spattering and foaming. Cover or wrap items in layers of paper towels. Interrupt heat cycles after about 30 seconds at a time to add liquid when necessary. Then start Microwave again.

  3. Rinse immediately until rinse water is clear.

  4. These test swatches can be used in mosaic type craft or fashion projects. Polyester blends have a dressier finish to them than plain cotton. Resulting colors can be used for sophisticated uses.

 

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