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I want to dye some of my hemp preflats and cotton prefolds. What is the least messy way to do this? Is this something that can only be done when children are asleep? Dylon dye?
 

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I'm bummed that no one has answered this. Pretty colorful diapers sounds like fun. I'd like to dye some.<br><br>
Anyone?
 

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I don't think there is a nonmessy or even lowmessy version for dying dipes. Cover your work area with a large garbage bag and have fun <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> the dye wears off your hands in a day or three.
 

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Are you wanting to tie dye or just one color dye?<br><br>
I used RIT brand with my diapers. I am sure that was not the best but 2 years later and every other day wash the diapers are strong as well as the color
 

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OK, it's in the works. I am just dyeing single colors, though I mixed my own shades. I used Dylon dye and I put them in ziploc bags inside of plastic tubs. I am doing 6 right now, 2 unbleached indian pfs, 2 unbleached chinese pfs, and 2 hemp preflats. I had a million towels everywhere to protect my tile and the tubs are protecting my sink and counters. I have a white enamel sink so I couldn't do it in there. They've been in about 45 min and I think I might let the sit and soak all night. We'll see how it goes!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Since it's warmer outside in my countries right now, I'd just do it outside with big old buckets that you mix each color up in. If you want ROYGBIV of colors, then you just get 7 old containers, mix your dye into them & let them all soak overnight.<br><br>
RIT is the most available, cheapest, easiest way.<br>
Other dyes are more vibrant and seem to last longer.<br><br>
Oooh, I just ready you've started the process! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Hope you LOVE the results! That's a great way to do just a few dipes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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OK, I'm done w/ my first 6 ones and they came out kinda groovy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Can't wait to do some more tonight!!! I did two reddish/purple, one lime, one bahama blue, one tulip red, and one green/blue. Here are pics of the latter.<br><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/tumblingstar/June2008/photo?authkey=tes163tFOBA#5215832862137096594" target="_blank">http://picasaweb.google.com/tumbling...32862137096594</a><br><br><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/tumblingstar/June2008/photo?authkey=tes163tFOBA#5215832820607896610" target="_blank">http://picasaweb.google.com/tumbling...32820607896610</a>
 

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That diaper is SO cute! I think i'm gonna have to do some dyeing of my own when I get prefolds. I wonder if you can koolaid dye them?
 

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Koolaid as dye works great on wool, terrible on cotton and flannel.
 
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