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#1 of 5 Old 08-04-2005, 05:49 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I was able to get a large quantity of tulle at auction cheap, and DD wants us to surround her bed with it, like a canopy over the top and four swags and hanging down. I have purple rope lights to intertwine with the fabric....if that is a safe thing to do...need to check that idea for safety but that's OT. DD's room is purple and teal. I thought of dyeing the fabric teal or purple, but was told by someone that this is the most difficult fabric to dye. Do you think I should try to dye it? and if so what brand of dye, like would koolaid work? OR Would I be better off leaving it white and not taking a chance....

thanks in advance......I am a bit craft impaired....
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Your tulle is probably polyester and cannot be dyed at home with Koolaid or other dyes. It is basically plastic and the dyes wash right off.

Tulle is pretty inexpensive at the fabric store, maybe you could buy a small amount of purple and teal to mix with the white to bring those colors together.

Sounds pretty, my daughter would love a canopy like that.
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Tulle is pretty inexpensive at the fabric store, maybe you could buy a small amount of purple and teal to mix with the white to bring those colors together.
This is an idea I hadn't thought of, and I love it.
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Sometimes tulle is nylon, which dyes up perfectly with plain, 'ole RIT dye (nylon is actually the only thing RIT is really good for ) It's worth testing a scrap in some RIT to see if it works.

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