How to use fabric dye
While clothing may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of dyeing fabrics and textiles, you can also give curtains, cushions and bags a new look. It’s a fantastic way to extend the life of your fabrics and to feel like you’ve got something new – without actually buying anything! There are dyes for use with the washing machine and for dyeing by hand. Here’s our guide for dyeing your clothes and textiles!
Dye clothes and fabrics in the washing machine
With washing machine dye, it’s easy to transform old towels, curtains, cushions and clothes and make them like new. Try using just one colour, or get creative with tie-dyeing.
What to do:
• Start by washing the fabric if it is new.
• Pour your fabric dye of choice into the washing machine and add a packet of dye salt on top.
• Add the damp fabric and set the washing machine to the temperature indicated for the product. (Nitor: 80-90°C, Dylon: 40°C)
• When the washing machine programme is done, add laundry detergent and run it again.
You now have “new” clothes and interior design details for a fresh new style!