vassage vassage
[color=Purple]I tried the IDYE product on some light weight muslin fabric and the result was not good. The package instructions were very vague. I had to search the Internet for clarification on what [b]temperature [/b]to use and whether or not I should be using [b]salt [/b]or [b]vinegar[/b] (white or dark). I also had to look for the correct measurement of salt or vinegar, because the instructions did not reference what to do or at least a website link to use for help. I used the following link:

[url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/dyes/idye/instructions.php"]http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/dyes/idye/instructions.php[/url]

After the wash and rinse cycle, the color looked like "[b]royal purple[/b]" and that was what I wanted. I completed the steps by using a mild detergent and the fabric still looked great [b]"wet."

[/b]When I opened the dryer, I received the unsuccessful results of this product. My muslin was the shade of lilac with dark areas and others that looked washed out as if I had washed the fabric over a period of years.

This is a gift and I now find myself looking for a way to fix this mishap before Christmas.

Vassage,
"Very Dissatisfied Customer"


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kateweb kateweb
I just read the instructions for myself , i personally don't see them as vague , I would try and redye it and leave it in longer for a darker color anything you dye will ALWAYS look darker when wet .

a few questons did you make sure they dye was fully dissolved after adding it to the water as well as the salt/vinegar ? how long did you dye it in the heat for?
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jac jac
I just tried to dye my grandmother's cashmere sweater black with idye, the instructions on the package are very vague so I followed the link above. I did the stove method and used vinegar and have a mottled purple grey result. Very disappointing. Reminds me of the Rit dyes from the grocery store. I asked if this was the same product at the art store where I purchased it and was told these (idyes) were much better. There was a fiber artist working there and she told me to use salt but I followed the link and used vinegar. Any suggestions? (I left it in for over an hour)
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pburch pburch
To dye cashmere black, use an [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/aciddyes.shtml][U]acid dye[/U][/URL] instead. Follow the [URL=http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/dyes/aciddye/instructions2.php][U]instructions[/U][/URL] closely. Whenever dyeing anything black, use four times as much dye powder as you would use for a lighter color.

Paula
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