Mixing Peach Dye

On Wednesday's Blog we answer questions that are sent to us about dyeing fabric.  Today's question is about mixing colours.  Lynn wanted to know how to create a peach colour for her dyeing project.  

The hand dyeing method is best for tying to mix a new dye colour; it's an easy way to adjust colour intensity. Always test before you dye your 'real' fabric -- use a white paper towel, a small piece of similar fabric (or even a sample of the real fabric), to see if you like the dye colour. Adding additional hot water can lighten the colour if needed; adding more dye will darken the intensity of the dye.

White & Peach Clothes

Weigh the fabric before dyeing to determine the amount of product needed. Use these amounts as a general colour guideline: 1 regular sized package (55g) for 1 pound (454g), of cotton, linen, silk, spandex & viscose; 2 regular sized packages (110g) for 1 pound (454g), of nylon, acetate, rayon & wool (Tintex is not for 100% polyester or 100% acrylic fabrics).

To create a new peach colour, adjust these general amounts to suit the intensity you desire for your dyeing project:

  • 3 ¾ - 4 cups of hot water
  • ¼ teaspoon Red (use Scarlet or Cardinal Red)
  • ¼ teaspoon Tan (Use Tan or Tan Beige)
  • ¼ teaspoon Orange (Use Tangerine Orange)

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