Dip Dyed Winter Gloves

January 27 2018
We took some plain white winter gloves and jazzed them up by adding a pop of color with our new dye for synthetics, Rit DyeMore. Most warm knits these days are acrylic, which means Rit DyeMore is the perfect match for them. In just under 30 minutes, we were able to achieve this beautiful ombré look. Here’s how!
Supplies
  • White Acrylic Mittens or Gloves
  • Rit DyeMore
  • Stainless Steel Pot
  • Tongs
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Detergent
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Instructions
  1. Cover work area around stove with plastic or paper towels.
  2. Pre-wash mittens in warm, soapy water, rinse and set aside. This helps to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption.
  3. To prepare dyebath: When dyeing synthetics, always use the stovetop method. This will ensure a high, steady temperature (just below boiling), which is needed to dye synthetics. Fill pot with 3 gallons of hot tap water and heat water on the stove.
  4. When water begins to simmer, add one bottle of Royal Purple DyeMore (shake bottle before pouring) and a squirt of liquid dish detergent. Stir well.
  5. Wet the mittens in your sink.
  6. Wearing rubber gloves, dip the top third of the mittens into dye bath for 5 – 10 minutes, continually moving the mittens back and forth and up and down so there is no dye line — just a gradual lightening of color. Then gradually immerse the gloves even more, continuing to move them up and down for another few minutes, creating a lighter shade. Stop where you want the white to begin.
  7. When satisfied with the color, remove mittens from dyebath. Color appears lighter when dry. Wearing rubber gloves, squeeze out excess dye.
  8. Rinse under cold running water until water begins to run clear. Then wash in warm water with mild detergent, rinse and dry.
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