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i want to try my hand at dying my new unbleached IPFs - have you ever done it and if so, any advice? i have been looking at dharma trading company at their dyes and am thinking of buying some but am wondering if there is a cheaper route...<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can you use those on bleached profolds too??? I have a few and I hate them being so white and showing everything!</div>
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I dyed a dozen regular bleached cpfs and they turned out great! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Soak them for a long time before you dye them. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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There's lots of info about dyeing stuff over on the craft board as well.<br><br>
I dyed all my prefolds (mostly unbleached but some bleached as well. Bleached end up more true to the packet colour but the unbleached look fabulous as well.) I've used both Dylon Cold (has to be the COLD dyes it'll be written on the packet in big letters) and Rainbow Rock dyes which are pretty much the same as the Dharma dyes... didn't want the hassel of shipping dye over the Canada - US border.<br><br>
If you want all one colour, dylon COLD dyes work quite well. Don't use them for tie dyeing because it's hard to get the colours bright enough but for all one colour or dipping each end in a different colour, they work really well and come out nice and bright and quite colourfast. That's your cheapest method.<br><br>
The Rainbow Rock dyes are also great but pretty pricey. Ounce for ounce, I think it's more expensive than the Dharma dyes. The kits won't do very many diapers if you want LOTS of colour on them since prefolds are so thick. You really want to put a lot of dye on them to get full coverage.<br><br>
Tie Dyeing can take you the better part of a day so be prepared to spend a lot of time working on it.<br><br>
Dyeing all one colour can be much easier since you can toss the diapers into the dye bath and let them soak for several hours without doing much more to them.<br><br>
HTH!
 
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