Roses are red
Violets are blue
No coloured elastics?
Here’s what you do!
Yes, you can create custom colours to match your fabrics so your elastics, findings and hardware will all be colour co-ordinated. Here’s a bra that started out as white fabric, white elastics and white lace.
First let’s talk about the fabrics and findings that will dye well. Generally speaking, fabrics and elastics made of nylon or nylon/spandex blend will dye well with acid dyes (the kind I use). In another post I will list the things we carry that will dye successfully.
About the dye powder itself. I use acid dyes to dye nylon, spandex but it can also be used for cotton too. When I say acid dyes, don’t worry – it’s only a mild acid, like vinegar, specifically for nylon and nylon/spandex fabrics. We use Acid dye from G & S Dyes in
Assemble the equipment you need
- a stainless steel or enamel pot (not one that will be used for cooking)
- wooden, bamboo or stainless tongs to lift things out of the dye bath
- an old tea ball for the small findings (not your regular tea ball!)
- an old ceramic mug or cup to develop the dye colour
- a set of measuring spoons (again, not one you will use for cooking)