Dyeing with Pots

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Using the stove top fabric dyeing method produces vibrant or deep colours.  Remember that Tintex is not a food grade product; avoid using dyeing containers to later prepare or consume food.  Dyeing pots do not need to be fancy; you may find inexpensive pots suitable for any project at: thrift stores, garage sales, discount or even box stores. Of course you can also use plastic buckets, sinks or bathtubs to dye as well (some materials may stain)

Fabric Dyeing Pot Clean Up Tips

  • Save your manicure:  during dyeing and cleanup, wear plastic or rubber gloves 
  • Reduce staining: rinse pot immediately, and clean with bleach, the soap of your choice and plenty of water
  • Wipe dry:  with a paper towel, soft cloth or cleaning sponge 

If desired, you may choose to boil water after the pot is clean and wipe dry again.  Some dyers have used eraser sponges or microfiber clothes to wipe their pots; use whatever works best for your particular pot.


Basic Cleaning Tips

Wear rubber (or plastic) gloves while dyeing & cleaning, to protect your hands

rubber gloves

    Use soap & water and bleach (if needed) to clean up

    There are many types sponges that will clean your dyeing pot like magic


    When pot looks clean wipe it down with a soft cloth 

      washing a pot

    Wipe with a sponge (or paper towel) to remove residue

    How do you like to clean up after a fabric dyeing project?

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