--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
, Curtis Kidd
> While we're on the subject of dyeing, I've got a
> question...and I'm afraid I have to admit it's about
> something we've already discussed several times in the time
> I've been on here (teach me to start taking notes when I'm
> reading this list!!!) For one of our shows this summer,
> the designer wants to take some women's suits we have in
> stock (white) and dye them to a vivid rose pink. The suits
> are a polyester/acetate blend. Anyone have a good dye for
> that? I've not been terribly impressed with Rit's ability
> to dye poly blends (except poly-cotton, and then only when
> the cotton is the majority of the fiber).
> Thanks in advance for any help that can be offered!
> Curtis Kidd
> "Remember, the light at the end of the tunnel could be you!"
Have you tried the fabric spray paints available at the craft stores?
I think they are more intended for floral arrangements. I've used
them several times to "distress" fabrics, but they may also work for
polyester clothing. I realise it will take several cans & you
definately need to test it first, but it certaining worked on the
polyester and acrylics that I've done light coats on.