(Closed) Dying a polyester crinoline? Help?!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Never mind I read your question wrong. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mine was 100% Nylon.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@xlittlemissbridex:  Try the dye you DONT need to use heat for first, in your washing machine, I dyed one in the washer (see pic) that was 100% polyester.. Needless to say, it DID NOT turn the color I wanted (a dark purple) instead it turned PINK… But. try the washer method first.. Most of the posts/blogs/instructions you see about tub/sink/washer dying is with non-polyester crinnies and RIT dye.. And the I-Dye poly, you WILL need the heat and it STINKS (I did not do this, but a friend did, and she said it was AWFUL), she bought a stock pot at like salvation army or somthing to use, than just junk… Good luck! (The darker one is a picture of a Merry Modes crinoline I got off ebay for $10.. It is nylon, this was the color I was going for on the original one)

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@xlittlemissbridex:  Being that your crinnie isn’t 100% polyester you might get lucky, thats why I suggested it FIRST, so that you don’t have to put yourself through the hassle of the I-Dye, incase the washer works…  With the I-Dye it needs to STAY hot, not just be hot for the dip than cool down, I beleive that it actually needs to boil for like 15 minutes (correct me if I’m wrong, please bees ^_^), and simply boiling the water, than dipping won’t work (by dipping I mean soaking).. My friend’s crinne turned out OK.. She was going for like a midnight blue color (darker than navy, but not black) and it *kinda* turned that color.. Unfortunately, polyester just doesn’t take color well, weather the dye is meant for it or not… There is a bee on here… She dyed a mermaid fit and flare (I think it was merry modes).. She was super helpful in helping me with mine, which is how I wound up with Merry Modes.. It is what she suggested… (also, if you dip dye, you WILL get spots, I dip dyed mine and have a HUGE pink spot on the tushy of my crinnie, fortunately it won’t be seen)

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@xlittlemissbridex:  Sorry I was sick yesterday… I would say try the washer thing. Just.. Let it sit in the HOT water for a few minutes… Than run it on a regular delicate cycle so you don’t tear your crionoline to crap… When you do it in the washer, put the crionoline around the thingy in the middle to stop it from tangling (yes it works!) and put the dye in after the crinoline… Use just enough water to cover it (the hottest water your washer will produce will be fine)…

 

OOH just read your update.. Yeah a front loader I don’t think will work.. Try googlling t? If all else fails, just try the tub with the non- I-dye first…Just make sure you move that sucker around and none of it surfaces, when I did my dark purple one,  I put a lid on top of it and let it sit over night (proably not the smartest thing I ever did) and make sure to wear rubber gloves, you WILL dye your hands! But yes try the tub… Let us know the outcome, thankfully you can ALWAYS redye.. OOH! And I don’t know if this will help with your pot dilemma or not.. Walmart (I was there last night wandering around when I was feeling a tad better) has these HUGE camp pots and they’re like $20! your crinnie might fit in that!

EDT: It can be done! I would try it!

http://www.wikihow.com/Dye-Fabric-Using-a-Front-Loading-Washing-Machine

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@xlittlemissbridex:  I would look into the camp pot! I don’t know what they’re made of, but maybe worth a shot.. and maybe finding a cheapie single burner thingy too (eesh.. could maybe sell it on craigslist after???) and do it outside so that you don’t hvae the i-dye fumes inside?

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@xlittlemissbridex:  Glad I could give a good idea (my friend said those fumes permeated everything in her house, it was horrible!)

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