cricket cricket
hello! i have a great fake fur coat that i'd like to dye- 100% poly, fur, lining and all. it's huge, and really long- and white. i want to make it more fun, and would like to try a version of an ombre dye.. but, i'm thinking i'll have problems getting an even gradation. the 'fur' is that super-soft stuff, not the usual.. i haven't found any like it at my local fabric store to test on.. any ideas? also, hasanyone tried mixing custom colors of the idye poly? i'd love a turquoise or something, i hope there are plans for more poly colors!
oh- i have used the regular idye, and love it.. but i am still a novice at dyes!
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cricket cricket
anybody? anything?
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pburch pburch
Getting good results on polyester with a [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/dispersedye.shtml][U]disperse dye[/U][/URL] such as iDye Poly requires that you cook it on the stove in a large enough cooking pot. Such a pot would be prohibitively expensive for a coat the size you describe.

Instead, I'd suggest you use a good thin [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/fabricpaints.shtml][U]fabric paint[/U][/URL] that works on polyester, such as Dye-Na-Flow. Probably the easiest way to get a nice gradient would be to dilute the paint with 25% water and then either airbrush it on (that would be the best) or spray it on with a good hand sprayer (like [URL=http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/1974-AA.shtml][U]this one[/U][/URL]).

Use a commercial clothes dryer to heat set the paint after it dries (home dryers don't get hot enough).

-Paula
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cricket cricket
thank you! i will try it..
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