Jell Jop Jell Jop
I have done several batches of clothing with iDyes, following the directions to the letter. Recently I have had a few things bleed, though we always wash cold. In particular, a blue t-shirt and a green one. They seemed to hold their color for awhile but now are definately loosing it. Thse were mid-range colors, so I used the washing machine method on the hottest setting. I didn't see the fixative at the store I bought the dye at, but am thinking that I may need it. What can I do to fix the other items that have not been washed yet?
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
[url="http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/6988220-AA.shtml"]Dharma Trading[/url] carries the Dye Fixative. Using this on the older pieces should stop the bleeding. It will also work with the pieces you've just dyed.
anet
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HeatherG HeatherG
Can you use vinegar to set the dye? I know from dyed interlock wool items I have bought, that you can set them by giving them a vinegar bath.
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pburch pburch
No, vinegar is not a dye fixative. It helps with wool only because wool is dyed with acid dyes, which are applied by heating with acid, though a post-fix with acid is not the right way to do it even for wool. You must use a [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/fixative.shtml][U]cationic dye fixative[/U][/URL] such as the one Anet recommended.

Paula
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