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Thursday, October 03, 2002
Subject: Dyeing dried flowers with Rit...
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I remember reading on this forum that you can
use Rit Dye to dye dried flowers. I bought
some Rit, and noticed that they suggest
adding salt to the dyebath. Should I do this or
just use the Rit with water? Any other tips
which would be helpful? Thanks very much.


Tuesday, October 08, 2002
RE: Dyeing dried flowers with Rit...
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The salt is not required for floral dying. Just bring the Rit and water to a boil and then let it cool slightly before dipping any floral.

There is a lot of experimentation here. The dye concentration, the starting material (e.g. same dye pot will give different results for different florals), etc. You will even find day to day variation, which can be water variation (e.g. pH or humidity (which will alter the dye uptake).

You will want a line to be hung somewhere convenient for hanging the florals once they are dyed and remember ... it is going to be messy.

Good luck.

D. Scott Demmin

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