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Styleforum Top Pickspost #962 of 13089/28/13 at 8:21pmpost #963 of 13089/29/13 at 6:28pmQuote:
AFL tried doing it before. You can try messaging him. I also remember someone posting an image of a knit pattern but can't remember if it was by AFL or someone else.Quote:Originally Posted by A Fellow Linguist
^^ Unless you learn to knit and find that you really enjoy it I wouldn't recommend it. Enough (nice) materials to make a sweater can be anywhere from $40-200+, and then you have to factor in the time it'll take to complete. A hat can be done in a weekend, if you're fast. Socks in maybe a week. A sweater would be quite a bit longer, as you might imagine. It's hard, for me at least, to find a pattern that's both interesting and within my skills. Can't make it boring if you're going to be with a project for a long time.post #964 of 13089/30/13 at 12:56ampost #965 of 130810/2/13 at 3:55pmAnybody here have experience dyeing linen?
If so, what kind of difficulties would I have to expect if I wanted to dye a 100% white linen jacket black or dark grey? The jacket in question has a white cotton lining also. Ideally I'd like to dye it in such a way that the whole thing comes out very dark grey/black. It seems like hot dyeing would be best for this, but I'm afraid the jacket might shrink too much. Is there a way to dye it that would have a good chance of success? I don't own it yet, but its available for a very very cheap price (more than 60% less than I've ever seen a jacket of this brand go for). The black versions are always more sought after and expensive. Just wondering if anyone's tried this and can offer advice (or dissuade me )post #966 of 130810/2/13 at 4:05pmLining shouldn't be a problem as both are natural fibers. I've dyed cotton black with a great outcome. Use more than indicated and its better to go for all black as gray would probably be blotched.
I've used Dylon but I've heard this was one of the best fiber reactive dyes.
http://www.jacquardproducts.com/dyes/post #967 of 130810/2/13 at 9:21pmpost #968 of 130810/2/13 at 11:45pmpost #969 of 130810/3/13 at 9:08ampost #970 of 130810/3/13 at 9:16amOnly concern would be the thread. The amount of visible thread depends on the type of jacket (a tailored jacket is going to have about every seam hidden inside...a M-65 type jacket will have a lot of visible stitching), but it is probably polyester thread since cotton thread is not very good...
Polyester thread really won't take the color...so if you have a lot of exposed white stitching and dye it dark, you will have contrast stitching. Maybe dylon is better, but RIT won't touch poly.
The dye works ok on plastic buttons though. I dyed a white jacket orange and the buttons took on a nice orange hue to better match.post #971 of 130810/3/13 at 10:07ampost #972 of 130810/3/13 at 11:59ampost #973 of 130810/16/13 at 5:55pmpost #974 of 130810/16/13 at 8:03pm
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