Pebbles Hats Pebbles Hats
Hi all, I'm new to dyeing. I make hats and have always used pre dyed sinamay but I can obviously offer a better service if I can dye to match customer's outfits. I have been playing around with the acid dyes and thought I was doing quite well. I successfully dyed some feathers and then used the same dye (a purple I mixed myself) to dye the sinamay to match. It looked ok and I put it onto the line to dry. When I went to get it in about 15 minutes later the blue had disappeared and the sinamay was red. I was very surprised. Any ideas on what's going wrong? Thanks in advance, Cath
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
As sinamay is a cellulose, plant based fiber the acid dyes will not work for them. You'll need to find matching colors in the [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/dyes/procionmx/"]Procion MX[/url] line. [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/dyes/aciddye/"]Acid dyes[/url] are designed for use with protein, animal based fibers.

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Pebbles Hats Pebbles Hats
Thanks so much for that speedy and helpful answer. I have now ordered the correct dye and will try it out asap. Meanwhile I am dyeing more feathers and will probably be back again soon. Thanks again for your help, very much appreciated.
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