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Dying minky

So I have run into the same problem that pretty much every plusher seems to have had at some point: LIGHT ORANGE MINKY. It just doesn't exist! What the hell.

So: does anyone have any experience with dying minky? I'm happy to experiment with it myself in little batches (thinking of starting with white or light yellow in this case) to get the shade I want but I'd like some guidance on what kind of dye to use! Most dyes afaik are not compatible with the plastic nature of minky, which tends to resist...kind of everything. Bleach doesn't work at all for the same reason. Do any dyes work? Do some dyes secretly actually work, just not quite as well as they would with other fabrics?

I'm pretty sure I've read in the past that minky /can/ be dyed so hopefully you guys will have the low-down!

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merrycalliope
Jun. 8th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
There is an iDye product specifically for polyester and nylon. Unfortunately, it only comes in 8 colors. So some testing will be needed.

Dharma Trading carries it and they are also fantastic at answering any questions you might have about dyeing fabric!

http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/5590684-AA.shtml
mamath
Jun. 9th, 2012 06:48 am (UTC)
Thankyou! I live in Australia so I was worried the solution was gonna be something hard for me to find here but those packets look /really/ familiar - maybe I have seen them in a store!

Thankyou! <3
merrycalliope
Jun. 9th, 2012 07:56 am (UTC)
They could be! I think they are by Jacquard which is a big brand name for such things. Good luck!
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