Tintex Thursday - Dyed Pink Crinoline Project
The warm weather means it is time for ~wedding season~ and each bride has a different vision for her wedding day. White is great but a pop of pink is always super pretty for a summer wedding. One creative bride-to-be chose pink as her special colour and found out that adding a secret pink accent is easy with fabric dye.
Using the hand dyeing method turned a basic white crinoline into a pink showpiece. A crinoline is used to add volume under clothes and has a crisp hand so it can support other fabrics (nylons & cotton are used to create the fabric). Follow the easy hand-dyeing instructions to update & customize a crinoline.
Hand Fabric Dying Tips for Success
- Use 55g for 1 pound (454g), of cotton, use 110g for 1 pound (454g), of nylon; double the normal amount for dark or bright colours
- The hand dyeing method is ideal when you are testing a custom colour of dye (you can easily add more dye or hot water).
- Wet the item fully and squeeze out excess water; fill bucket/sink/bathtub with a sufficient amount of the hottest water available so to ensure that the item will be completely submerged.
- Add the dye mixture to the hot water in your bucket/sink/bathtub and stir/agitate until it is evenly dissolved.
- Place fabric in dye bath and stir for up to 30 minutes.
- Remove the fabric and gently squeeze the excess dye solution out but do not wring.
- Rince in cold water until the water runs clear and air-dry (you may iron on a low setting when slightly damp)
- Clean the workstation using soap and/or bleach with warm water asap after dyeing.