How hard is it to dye white denim to a more off-white/beige colour? Some initial research seem like coffee is actually the best way to achieve the colour I'm looking for but that seems like a hard thing to get right (how much coffee? how much water? how long of a soak etc). Has anybody done it?
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*** The official and awesome DIY thread *** - Page 90post #1336 of 13496/28/16 at 5:30pmpost #1337 of 13496/28/16 at 5:57pmActually the denim you should use would be marked "PFD". That indicates "prepared for dying".
I have seen it in yardage, but not in finished jeans.
Some of the DIYers here might have suggestions as to preparing the jean for dyeing.
one thing for sure is, do not try dying if it has not been washed at least two times.
Edited by a tailor - 8/27/16 at 2:36pmpost #1338 of 13496/28/16 at 5:59pmpost #1339 of 13496/28/16 at 6:08pm
lots of natural dyes could work. i guess it depends on what flavor of beige you'd like to achieve.
i've dyed my share of wool and my understanding is that cellulosic fibers (like cotton!) tend to take up natural dyes less vigorously. so you could shop around on a couple of websites and see what is available.
or yes coffee. or tea.
natural dyeing is often unpredictable - pH is important, temperature, time, whatever you already have on your jeans, mordants, etc etc. if you go that route i'd encourage an open mind, it will be more of an adventure and less heartache. good luck!
EDIT: also, some dyes are more or less colorfast than others and it also depends on your base (wool vs cotton, etc) so a little research goes a long way here as well.post #1340 of 13496/29/16 at 11:29amQuote:
just thinking out loud, having dyed some jeans and shirts before, though not with coffee, I would throw 12 oz of coffee into a bucket, add enough hot water so that you can submerge the jeans, put the jeans in and leave them there for a workday's worth of time. come home, remove the jeans, and wash them in the washer. if they're too brown at that point, wash them w/ a little bleach; if they're too light, repeat the coffee dye process. i think the dye will hold enough.
if none of that works, go after some real dye, like jaquard idye, though you may not want to give the jeans the full dying time since the idye ecru color seems pretty strong.post #1341 of 13496/29/16 at 11:35ampost #1342 of 13496/29/16 at 12:20pmhttp://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-dye-textiles-with-coffee-tea-108438
Judging from that, I'd probably take it easy the first time. You can always repeat the process, but it is hard to undo it.
Half a cup of coffee in a pot got that towel reasonably dark (I like the color, but you might want it to still look more white).
and use enough premixed liquid that you can stir the jeans around to ensure even coloring. Best to dye them immediately after a fresh wash too, since they can pick up things that block the dye (and wash your hands before handling the clean fabric).post #1343 of 13497/2/16 at 7:43ampost #1344 of 13497/2/16 at 7:57ampost #1345 of 13498/6/16 at 9:57pm
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