(Closed) How to dye white lace to ivory??

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hmmmm…tea comes to mind, but I’m no expert

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

my mother has used tea.  coffee is also an option but tea is easier to wash out and the aroma isn’t as strong.

Post # 5
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Newbee

I dyed a shite silk sheath dress ivory.  I used dylon fabric dye and made a really weak solution based on the formula (their website gives colour recipes).  I did several test pieces.  The dress was way too long so I had the luxury of cutting off 3 inches for test strips.  It took a couple tries.

 I did it in the wahsing machine and also had a sink of water right besides.  I dunked the dress in, gave it a swish and immediately risnsed. It came out perfectly.

I wasn’t overly cofident that it was going to work, but I had nothing to lose as I wasn’t attached to the dress.  I was very pleasantly surprised. 

 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Plantation Bay Country Club

I just dyed my white lace to ivory with Tea this afternoon and it worked out great and was super easy (and inexpensive). I highly recommend it. I did a post about it on  my blog that went step by step on how to do it (including pictures, and the recipe of water to tea bag amount). Might be helpful!

http://gatorbride.com/miss-gators-afternoon-adventure-tea-dying-lace-from-white-to-ivory/

Good Luck! And don’t be shy with the Tea dye. I was a bit nervous at first but am very happy with the outcome and it was a cheap and inexpensive fix. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

For my first wedding, my mother dyed the lace that was put on my dress (had my dress custom made) with tea. It matched the taffeta perfectly!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow, this is great!  Thanks for the tea tips!!!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Mrs. dolphine: thank you so much for the tutuorial , I just brought 30 yard of white lace on clearance but my dress is ivory , my next step is dye with tea !!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow this is really awesome. I fell in love with a WHITE bolero, but it needs to be ivory. I’m going to give it a shot!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

And tea is so inexpensive and won’t ruin/stain your washing machine or whatever you plan to soak the garment in…

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

BUMP!!!

 

The last reply is from almost a year ago .. doe anyone have any more tips on dying lace to ivory? I need to dye my lace before adding it to my veil!!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@princessggg:  Tea works well.  Use hot/boiling water and place in tea bags (start conservative, you can always add more to get the color you want).  When water cools a bit, add your fabric/garment.  Some fabrics take the color right away, some have to soak.  Do not leave it and pull it out when it is the color desired.  Place immediately in cold (very cold with ice cubes) water to help set the color and provide a mild rinse.  Hang to dry.  Done.

I dyed about 20,000 silk white rose petals for my aisle runner this way a few months ago.  I have also dyed lace table clothes too.  Very easy and safe.  The only trick is if the fabric is prone to shrinking (cotton/muslin), be sure the boiling water has cooled to just above room temp before beginning. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@wabanzi:  thank you so much!!! I’ve taken the dive and went for it!! Pretty pleased with the result! Will probably post it in DIY section of the bee (:

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@princessggg:  Great! Yes definitely post.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

Have you thought about using tea? (JK! I see the other posts!) :}

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