Dyeing Pink Clothes Blue - Is It Possible?
Naughtynoonoo · 21/01/2004 18:14
I am expecting a boy in three weeks time and thought I would have a go at dyeing some of dd's clothes from pink to blue. Do you know what colour I would need to use to acheive a nice colour, if not blue? Should I bother with dye or just put a blue sock in the washing machine?
JanH · 21/01/2004 19:30
I once dyed a pale pink cotton bathmat deep blue - the colour changed very well but gradually washed out every time so it was fairly light by the end. Still blue though - not even slightly pinkish. I think I used the washing machine/salt one.
When ds2 was a baby he had lots of navy clothes and they always looked lovely. That might be easier to achieve? But if the dye is as un-fast as my bathmat you'll have to be careful when you sort the washing - things only run when you don't want them to!
twiglett · 21/01/2004 18:25
suzywong · 21/01/2004 18:24
It is very much a matter of trial and error.
Dylon do a good washing machine dye, you need lots and lots of salt. I would suggest tests with turquoise dye and a bright blue rather than anything slightly dark or greyish.
Also, be aware that if the thread used to sew the garments is synthetic and not cotton then the dye may not take.
I have got plenty of baby clothe DS2 has grown out of (he's in 6-9months size) and I won't be needing them again if you want them aswell
fio2 · 21/01/2004 18:21
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