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Bonnie in Ok

dying 100% polyester fabric

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I haven't tried polyesters but I have dyed cottons,  The general rule is that procion dyes work with natural fibers.  Not sure if you have to use acid dyes (I think that's what they are called) to do synthetics and I believe it's a more involved and caustic process than working with procion dyes.   :)  Not sure what dye you are planning on using!   :)


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Hi Bonnie,

Poly is very difficult to dye in a home setting. Dharma Trading Company has a few products for poly. Procion MX dyes are used for cellulose fibers, such as cotton, linen, jute, rayon. I've also used Procion successfully on silk. Acid dyes will work on protein fibers such as wool, silk, alpaca, and some nylon. You might be better off using Jacquard paint rather than dye. I used to dye and sell fabrics. It is quite addictive! Good luck and have fun!

http://www.jacquardproducts.com/dyes/

http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/5590684-AA.shtml?lnav=paints.html


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Poly won't take dye well and I echo Lisa's suggestion to use paint instead of dye. Most dyes require some type of heat setting which is difficult with poly since it has such a low melting temp. You might try Setacolor, which can be mixed and diluted. It's non-toxic and will set without ironing in a couple of days after it dries.


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On the note of paint - Jaquard makes a paint called Dye-Na-Flow that I have used quite a bit - it is a paint that acts like a dye.  It leaves no hand on the fabric.  Maybe that would work?


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.etsy.com

Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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