I read somewhere that tea or coffee dyed fabric is not stable over time. The color can come out or change. So has anyone ever "aged" fabric by dyeing with something other than tea or coffee? I'm wondering if a drop or two of a Ritz brown dye might do the trick? Or brown with a drop of yellow, too?
Thoughts or experiences?
Starry...I use Ritz, Tan color and it works great for me...I just do small amounts at my kitchen sink...kinda' by guess and by golly. I have had great success. I have also used this color to over-dye, when I had B on W background and wanted a more natural background so used the Tan again. It worked great for that also.
Tan! I didn't even know they had a tan. Thanks. I'll look for it. The last time I played with Ritz dye was sometime during the tie-dye 70's!
Oh wait...kitchen sink...I have a sink made of that Swanstone composition stuff, in white, and white Rubbermaid sink mats. Don't think I'd better be playing in that sink with dye. I do enough damage there with salsa & tomatoes!
I'm sure I have an old plastic dishpan around here somewhere, or an old bucket...
The Rit Dye website has formulas for all kinds of shades. Pick the color in the lineup at the bottom and see all kinds of variations.
Some of the shades I looked at added 1/4 tsp of purple to yellow, or a touch of pink. Things I never would have thought of.
eta: I didn't find a straightforward picture of the plain color Tan, unmixed, until I pretended I was going to buy the it. This message has been edited. Last edited by: Kay-lin,
Oh, KOOL website! Thanks!
I like #462, which is Taupe + Apple Green. Green! Huh. Guess it's like mixing paint, to get the right undertone.
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