Re: Digest Number 934
- --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, Curtis Kidd
> While we're on the subject of dyeing, I've got aHave you tried the fabric spray paints available at the craft stores?
> 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!"
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.
- ...but polyester will at least tint with union (household) dye, and
acetate takes it pretty well....convince the lighting designer to
push the pink (brownies usually do the trick), and you MAY still
be in business!