Today I have a special treat for you guys. A few months back I started writing up a dyeing tutorial. The whole time I kept thinking, this should really be a video. It was time for me to break out the camera and lights and try something new!
If you have been following along with my bra making adventures, you know how much I love dyeing my lingerie fabrics. I started doing this because it wasn’t easy to find matching notions and fabrics.
Bra making kits are one solution to that, and for many they are an easy way to jump in and get going. Sometimes it’s just nice to have someone else curate those decisions for you, isn’t it?
But I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a color perfectionist. My husband and I are in the middle of a kitchen renovation and picking a white paint that won’t clash with the white appliances has been an entire process in itself! (I have to go back to the swatch in the morning, in the afternoon, at night by the kitchen light. Because light changes everything!)
Dyeing gives me more choice but also lets me get closer to those colors I have in my brain. And honestly, I just love playing with dyes.
In this first video I introduce you to a few types of dyes.
It’s easy to get confused by the various brands and dye types out there and how to use them. So before you reach for that cute little packet of dye at the craft store, check this out!
In my next video I’ll show you exactly what an acid dye “recipe” is, and dye materials for one of my bra sets. It’s super simple, and much quicker than you think!
Where to Buy Acid Dyes
I mentioned three brands of acid dye but there are more. Here is a list of acid dyes with links to where you can purchase them:
- Jacquard Acid Dyes (Amazon, Dharma Trading, George Weil)
- Dharma Acid Dyes (Dharma Trading)
- Washfast Acid Dyes (Pro Chemical and Dye, Paradise Fibers)
- Kraftcolour Acid Milling Dyes (similar to Washfast Acid Dyes)
- **Lanaset Dyes (Pro Chemical & Dye, Kraftcolour)*
- **Kraftcolour Premallised Acid Dyes (similar to Lanaset dyes)
- Pro One Shot (Pro Chemical & Dye – these dyes don’t require vinegar)
- Country Classic Dye (Paradise Fibers, The Woolery)
- Fibrecrafts Acid Dyes (George Weil)
And that’s it for today.
I’m still working on part two so if there is something you want me to show (or explain) about dyeing bra materials, let me know!