Tested Way To Dye Lace Trim, Fabric, Or Applique by wikihow
A Tested Way To Dye Lace Trim!
This dyeing method will work with all Polyester and Rayon lace trims. If you have any questions just give us a call.
To dye lace, fabric, or applique ribbon or a dress, you can dye it. Lace is very easy to dye as long as it is made of natural fibers like polyester. The lace absorbs dye quickly, so there are no problems when you apply the dye carefully. Just remember to check the color often! You can dye lace in whole pieces or you can use dye to color the details individually.
- If working with powdered dye, dissolve it in 2 cups (500 ml) hot water first before adding it to the large bucket of water.
- The ideal water temperature for your dye bath is 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius).
- Make sure that you add the dye to the water before adding the lace. If you add the lace first, you may cause spotting to occur.
- It is highly recommended that you wear rubber gloves, a smock or apron, and clothes that you do not mind staining while working with dye.
- Stirring the lace is highly recommended since doing so helps the fabric dye more evenly.
- Warm water rinses off the surface dye better, but cool water is recommended after you get this surface dye off since it discourages the color from bleeding out.
- Note that the lace will be a slightly lighter shade when it dries.