(Closed) Does dyed crinoline run?

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I’ve never dyed a crinoline before, but it shouldn’t run anymore than other dyed clothes would run, right?  Just make sure you buy a colorfast dye, and run it through the wash with hot water a few times to make sure all the extra comes off.  (And then run the wash a few times with nothing but water to make sure the dye isn’t still on your washer for when you do regular laundry!)

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I second what peihan says!  If you’re extra worried, you can "set" most colors that might have a tendency to run by soaking in a vinegar solution and then rinsing in cold water (good tip for new clothes in general in "problem" colors like reds, and also works for embroidery floss).

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Oooh, good call suzanno- I totally forgot about the vinegar trick!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I would dye it, wash once it in hot water, then let it sit in the soak cycle with white vinegar for 20 minutes or so (one part vinegar to three parts water), and run it through the wash/rinse cycle again to get the vinegar out.  I would probably wash it once more with something sacraficial (maybe a very old t-shirt?) to see if it bleeds.

I used to dye jeans all the time with Rit dyes, and never had any trouble with the dye bleeding after it was set, so I would think your dress would be okay – especially since you’re not planning on going swimming in it or anything.

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