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Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] dyeing dancers tights

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  • Patricia Rohrbach
    great tks We are all gifted. We just open our presents at different times. ... From: rkeator@localnet.com To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com Sent:
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      great tks
      "We are all gifted. We just open our presents at different times."
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: rkeator@...
      To: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 3:50 AM
      Subject: Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] dyeing dancers tights



      Put the salt in the rinse water not the dye water. Then rinse in clean water.

      > Do you put the salt in the dye as well as the rinse? I put in the dye?
      > but not the rinse? will switch if works better?
      > Thanks
      > Pat
      > "We are all gifted. We just open our presents at different times."
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      > From: "Costume Gallery" <costumegallery@...>
      > To: <TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 6:09 AM
      > Subject: Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] dyeing dancers tights
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      > We dye tights with rit dye all the time. we use hot, boiling water in a
      > pot to dye them. We don't actually boil the tights. We rinse in cold
      > salt water after dyeing. We wash them in the cold water in the washer
      > after using them. Ours have always held up well.
      >
      > Good Luck,
      > joy Galbraith
      > Costume Gallery-newport
      >
      > erndoggins wrote:
      >>
      >> I have a pair of heavyweight nylon/lycra dancers tights in white,
      >> which I'd like to dye "elf green". It says they are dyeable (they're
      >> Capezio brand) and I'm sure professional dance companies do this
      >> frequently.
      >>
      >> I'd thought to use iDye for synthetics from Dharma Trading but I'm
      >> concerned that the lycra won't stand up well to the 30 minutes of
      >> stove-top simmering called for. I don't think the wash machine method
      >> will give me the color I'm looking for, plus not being the best for
      >> keeping the tights shape.
      >>
      >> Any ideas?
      >>
      >> Thanks.
      >>
      >> Roz
      >>
      >>
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