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.
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)