Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 18:59:20 EST
Subject: Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] color bleeding after dying
Would adding some vinegar to the water the first time you wash after dying
help? I heard many years ago that is a way to improve the color-fastness
that even a word?) of new black or red items you buy, and I remember
pair of my ex-husband's jeans black, and adding the vinegar. I THINK it
lasted pretty well, but I don't have any hard statistical data for you. LOL.
I double checked with the dyeing email list because I didn't think vinegar
had any effect on cellulose fibers (cotton, rayon, linen) and I was right.
it only works on protein (wool, silk). I didnt realize, however, until
informed by the same list member, who is a professional dyer, that Dylon
Cold is a fiber reactive dye, which means it will work fine on cotton and is
probably just as easy to use as Rit.
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