We are making available to you small usable samples of Rit dye. Check out the products to see what is acheivable when using just a very small amount of Rit Dye with your nylon filaments.
Step by Step Dye Technique
- Choose any Nylon filament.
- Cover work area with a plastic table cover or newspaper and have paper towels or sponges handy to protect against any possible spills.
- Wear rubber gloves to protect hands from getting stained and to insulate them when working with hot water.
- Use plastic buckets or stainless steel pots for the dye bath. You can also dye in a stainless steel sink. Don’t dye or rinse items in a porcelain or fiberglass sink or tub as they are likely to get stained.
- Dissolve powder dye thoroughly in 2 cups of very hot water first to avoid dye spotting. Stir dissolved powder dye into dye bath until evenly dispersed. Never pour powder dye directly unless looking to achieve a creative effect.
- Be sure to use enough dye for the weight or size of the project. For example, for a 10 meter filament, use tip of the teaspoon of the powder. Depending on the results desire add more powder to make strong colours.
- Leave the filament in the bath for 30min minimum.
- If dyeing filament more than one colour, it’s usually best to start with the lightest colour and move to the darkest.
- When you remove filament from dye bath, rinse in warm, then cool water until water runs clear. (Warm water helps to rinse off surface dye more effectively.)
- Dry your filament before use.