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Post By neimhaille. 13/09/09, 04:32 am

Hello all,

I thought that a thread to cover all manner of dyeing materials both normal and.. abnormal.. er.. not usual would be good.

Again I'll add to this as I find links and people share experience etc ;) I will also include how to add colour to tone but which technically aren't dyeing (which involves changing the colour of a fibre not just coating the outside of it)

Fake fur.
Most fake fur is acrylic. And that tells you pretty much everything you need to know ;) Acrylic paint thinned with alcohol or acrylic ink thinned also work beautifully. You can spray it on or paint it or sponge it. You can dip dye. Just make sure to work the liquid into the pile and backing for a solid colour and to smooth the top of the pile if you want a two tone look.
Polyester fur is much more rare but will work the same

Nylon
Dylon. Treat it as a silk (follow the instructions) and it will dye or decolour beautifully.

Polyester
Acrylic ink or leather dye (not the leather paint Dylon sells). Both will actually coat the fabric but it is as permanent as need be and you can also do gradient dying etc. Due to the chemicals it's best to use it as a paint so you will need to be careful or streaks will follow.

PVC
I haven't tried this myself but pvc does stain. I have a pair of white boots that have an ink transfer on them. Two pages for info:
http://www.pvcworkshop.com/freePVCplans.htm
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/diy-aquarium-projects/17494-wet-thumb-forum-dye-pvc-dye.html
http://www.springerlink.com/content/y6j15045g6681171/
PVC fabric just uses a thinner sheet of PVC bonded to the fabric base. These are just to get ideas and think about how to do this domestically ;)

Polymer clay
http://www.beadsandbeading.com/blog/alcohol-ink-techniques-recipes/95/
http://www.polymerclay.com.au/polymer-clay-craft-textile-traditionalsdyenaflow-c-21_514.html
http://www.articlesbase.com/videos/5min/87913328

Now to dash, to get ready for the day.
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Post By Rikki-Leigh. 13/09/09, 04:36 am

XDD
Random conversations over the dinner table make for good cosplay advice 8DDD

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