Mixing Peach Dye

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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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  1. Tintex February 03, 2017

    Hi Neha,

    Yes, it is possible to dye different garments together. The colour intensity may vary with two or more types of fabrics in the same dyebath. One fabric may look slightly lighter/darker than the other after dyeing.

    If you were going to dye eveningwear it is good to keep in mind that satin is a type of weave not a fabric content. Tulle could be described as a lightweight net fabric. As an example satin and tulle could be made of different material ranging from silk to polyester. Please note that Tintex is not suitable for 100% polyester fabric.

    https://tintex.ca/blogs/tintex-colour-splash/36610373-fabric-content-vs-fabric-name

    The amount of product used is determined by the dry fabric weight. In general, use one 55g box of Tintex for 1-pound (454g) of cotton, linen, silk, spandex & viscose fabric and double this amount for a brighter or deeper colour intensity. Blends of polyester are dyeable only if the majority of fabric content is made up of suitable fabric.

    Regards,

    Tintex Fabric Dye

  2. Neha February 02, 2017

    Hi I have 1questions is
    Can we do dye two types of clothes together,ie-satin and net and cotton
    Can both color will be same at a time