Post # 1
So… I want a bright red crinoline… I bought 2 boxes of scarlet red Rit dye and attempted to dye this thing.. did exactly what the box, my fsil, and some other bees did using the washing machine method… left it in the washing machine for like 45 mins… and this thing is NOT red at all… ITS PINK! ARGH! I even tried to dye it a second time using 2 more boxes and left it soak in the dye bath ever longer and still not red.. that time I got DARK PINK!
I’ve been hunting around for better dye maybe, looking at people tutorials about dying a crinoline and I just can’t seem to find anything helpful.
You’re my only hope bees!
Post # 3
What is your crinoline made of? Some fabrics just don’t dye very well. I made mine blue and it was rather light but I only used one box in the washing machine.
Post # 4
If your crinoline is synthetic fibers (which I’m sure it is), you are really not going to get a true red. It’s next to impossible. You’re better off buying a red crinoline.
Here’s an awesome site that has some:
They are about a 1/3 of the way down the page. “Full length chiffon slip” They have bright red.
Post # 5
I agree with MissAsB. Some fabrics don’t take the dye well; however, yours seems to be taking it a little at a time. The only things that I can suggest is to get a couple more boxes of dye and maybe soak it overnight to see what happens, purchase another crinoline in a different fabric and start over, or purchase one already in red.
Post # 6
dying crinoline is an incredible feat. it’s very picky and it won’t hold dye very well.
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Post # 8
have you tried dylon? They sell it at Joanns and I’ve seen it at a couple walmarts in the craft section.
I’m thinking about making mine a green or a blue. Not sure which yet though.
Post # 9
thanks for the help ladies! maybe i’ll just nix the whole crinny thing… we’ll see! haha the greatest thing about wedding planning is the options are endless!
Post # 10
if you are attempting to colour something that is white you need to think of it like this:
white does not have any colour in it at all! (unless its light but that is awhole other story)
you now need to put in the different colours needed to help build and hold a red… very similar to if you are bleach blonde and want to go back to a brunette (you have removed all of the colour in your hair, the blue, the red, the orange, and most of the yellow).
see if you can get a piece just a little piece of fabric that is similar to your item you are trying to colour. you may want to attempt colouringthat red with different combinations of… putting a yellow base in first, then an orange base over the yellow, and finally trying with the red. then you may have what is needed to build up to a red dye.
its the same with if you spill bleach on a black shirt sometimes you will see reds come out of it, other times you will see blues/purples. it depends on what colours they have used to build it up.
otherwise like may have said, the best option may be to splurge on a professionally coloured red skirt.