6012Re: [F-Costume] Dyeing Question
- May 13, 2013If you put linen in hot water it will soften up and lose that linen polish
look. I usually wash mine in hot because I like softer linen. Many
manufacturers of clothes nowadays are lazy, too, and either don't
pre-shrink their fabric or use cheap, non-color-fast dyes and just put on
the label "cold only" to get away with it with minimum complaints. If its
fabric take a sample chunk (if you can spare it) and try it out.
On Monday, May 13, 2013, Daniel Sanders wrote:
> What is the appropriate temperature to dye linen, linen/ cotton,
> linen/silk fabrics in? Everywhere I've looked online tells me that the
> water should be at about 140%, but to also follow the fabric care
> instructions, which are to wash and rinse in cold water.
> That comes across as conflicting to me, so I thought I'd ask my dyeing
> friends here as opposed to working through a website that will only say
> "well, here is what you can do with the products you buy from us" when I
> already have all the product and fabric I need. Thanks in advance for any
> information you guys could throw me way!
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