Post # 1
i purchased a wilton aisle runner from joann. it’s pretty basic and generic, so i wanted to add a little oomph to it. has anyone ever used one? are they easy to roll up once they’ve been unrolled for the ceremony? i want to dye mine purple and possibly add a border or monogram. any tips/suggestions/comments?
thanks for your help!
Post # 3
I tried to find what material it is made out of online, but didn’t have any luck. Maybe there is some info on the package though. I looked at the Rit Dye website and it lists fabrics that will dye well, and those that will not. I would suggest trying to identify what material the runner is made from first.
RIT works best on many natural, washable fabrics such as…
- 100% cotton, linen, silk, wool, ramie
- Synthetics such as rayon, nylon and acetate
- Fiber blends with at least 60% cotton or other dyeable fiber (Blends will tint evenly but will not achieve full color)
…but there are fabrics that will not accept dye such as…
- Fabrics with 50% or more polyester content
- 100% acrylic, fiberglass, or metallic fibers
- Fabrics with rubber backing (bath mats or throw rugs)
- Fabrics with special finishes such as water repellents
- Fabrics with bleach damage or extensive staining
- Fabrics washable only in cold water or labeled “dry clean only”
Post # 4
thanks, that is very helpful. i will check that out also…
Post # 5
I am contemplating getting my theme printed on my aisle runner by maybe a tshirt shop. A lady on etsy made my invitations and she said she could send me the image of the invitation design in a PDF, and I am going to see if a tshirt place will print it on the runner. I havent tried to see about how that will work, but I will let you know! At first I wanted a purple runner, or a nice fabric print runner, but I dont trust my dying skills and it’s so hard to find the perfect fabric.