View Full Version : Tips on Dying fabric in Washing machine?

12-05-2003, 02:26 PM
I cannot find a pale pink turtleneck for my 84 year old dad --he's an aging preppie. I am going to dye a white one in the machine. The directions seem pretty straight forward on the Rit dye package. Just thought I'd see if there were any tips out there. Or--can anyone find a men's XL turtleneck in pale pink?

12-05-2003, 03:43 PM
I've never done it in the washing machine--but I've made many a tie dyed shirt with Rit dye on the stove top in a big pot of hot water. It works great. Just soak it in vinegar after dying to lock in the color.

12-05-2003, 03:48 PM
I've used RIT dye in the washing machine (black).
Lessee, tips.....
WEAR GLOVES-your skin will stain
Don't let any of the dye get dirrectly on the fabric-as in full strength-not mixed completely with water. It will cause darker spots on the fabric.
Clean up as soon as possible. I found that the plastic and metal of a washing machine can stain. Soft scrub was good at getting these out.

I think that's all.

"aging preppie" Hee!


12-05-2003, 04:37 PM
Be sure to run the washer a few times with no clothes in it, just to make sure all the dye is out.