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I am thinking about buying a 1/2 dozen MEOS to be dyed. I know I could do it myself but I was looking at the price of the dyes and they are really expensive considering I would want 6 colors for 6 diapers.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Diaper_Addict_Jen</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Wal Mart has the die for a decent price. Better than paying so much shipping.</div>
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Are you talking about RIT?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I think she means Dylon. I can find Dylon at Wal-Mart.</div>
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Interesting, I've never heard of Dylon.
 

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I just got 3 colors of dylon on clearance at super target for $1,24 a pack. They had purple, green and red. I have used them in the past for prefolds and tshirts without a problem <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">you've used dylon while nursing?<br><br>
if so, I'm *very* interested<br><br>
would it work on hemp?</div>
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I want to know this too!<br><br>
So does it dye hemp too?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I want to know this too!<br><br>
So does it dye hemp too?</div>
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I haven't tried it but I will post what the package says, maybe that will help.<br><br><span style="color:#000080;">For cotton, linen, ramie and rayon for full shades.Lighter shades on poly/cotton mixes, wool and silk. Do Not dye 100% Polyester,acrylic or nylon. Considering hemp is natural and isn't it like cotton? Then it should work.</span>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">you've used dylon while nursing?</div>
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Wouldn't it be quite risky (yet impressive) to dye fabric while nursing? Babe might turn up with a purple head or something.<br><br>
Karla, kak
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wouldn't it be quite risky (yet impressive) to dye fabric while nursing? Babe might turn up with a purple head or something.<br><br>
Karla, kak</div>
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OK I have to know why? I never would have thought about it being risky. Are there bad chemicals emitted into the air or something?
 

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I did nurse and dye... but never at the same time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
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I just picked up four beautifully dyed prefolds from a local dyer, Tie Dyes of Tulsa. Look in your phone book to see if you have anyplace like this near you. They are gorgeous, and very vibrant.
 

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hey mamas--i just have to say this, please if you are going to dye and you are pregnant and/or nursing, make sure you get msds for the dyes you use. some dyes are far more harmful/risky than other. even if you are not pregnant or nursing, when using dyes, which have molecules that can be readily inhaled/absorbed, you absolutely must use a good mask (i use a chemical filter mask--sort of look like a space mutant) and gloves. in professional dyers circles right now, there is a lot of discussion about potential harms, even from light usage, and there are several anecdotal stories about dyer who developed mysterious allergy systems, and several who dyed at very early ages. personally, i'm not so sure all that stuff is linked, but i do take scrupulous care, only work in well-ventillated areas, etc. and i don't let my kids into my studio at all when i'm mixing dyes, which i do in a wet box (bit cardboard box, lined with wet paper towels to absorb any dye that spills so it can't become airborne).<br><br>
i hope this doesn't sound like a lecture, but safety is such an important thing in this area, especially with little ones around.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">hey mamas--i just have to say this, please if you are going to dye and you are pregnant and/or nursing, make sure you get msds for the dyes you use. some dyes are far more harmful/risky than other. even if you are not pregnant or nursing, when using dyes, which have molecules that can be readily inhaled/absorbed, you absolutely must use a good mask (i use a chemical filter mask--sort of look like a space mutant) and gloves. in professional dyers circles right now, there is a lot of discussion about potential harms, even from light usage, and there are several anecdotal stories about dyer who developed mysterious allergy systems, and several who dyed at very early ages. personally, i'm not so sure all that stuff is linked, but i do take scrupulous care, only work in well-ventillated areas, etc. and i don't let my kids into my studio at all when i'm mixing dyes, which i do in a wet box (bit cardboard box, lined with wet paper towels to absorb any dye that spills so it can't become airborne).<br><br>
i hope this doesn't sound like a lecture, but safety is such an important thing in this area, especially with little ones around.</div>
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Good points. I always get nervous when I read of pregnant mom's dyeing because I have heard stories of miscarriages and such.But I never say anything because I don't have any links to evidence.<br><br>
I don't wear a mask when dying and sometimes go to bed with a quite a buzz so I need to be more careful myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 
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