OZECRAFT CRAFT DYE - A Craft to Dye For...
YOU WILL NEED- a TRAY OR PLASTIC CONTAINER LID, EGG/TEA CUPS, ICE CUBE TRAY, RUBBER GLOVES, AN EYEDROPPER, BRUSH, AND………A LITTLE IMAGINATION & TIME!
1 Place lace right side up on tray
2 Give the bottle a good SHAKE
3 Pour a small amount of dye into a cup (or a few drops with an eye-dropper)
4 Dip the brush into the dye & start applying to the lace. (Dye can be diluted with water for a paler shade.)
5 When finished, dry with a hand held hairdryer or place in a microwave oven staring at 10 seconds. REMEMBER – SECONDS – NOT MINUTES. Drying time will depend on the power of the microwave you are using and the size of the lace. Just keep checking & repeating in seconds until the lace is dry. Care must be taken not to overdo this step. To stop lace from becoming too stiff a cup of water can be placed in the microwave at the same time.
Be adventurous & experiment by mixing colours, adding water for paler shades & painting over or heating the dye slightly to make it deeper. Simple combinations such as 2-3 shades of Pinks & Greens on a flower motif can give a very attractive look.
(BLACK may need to be painted over 2-3 times - if the entire motif needs to be dyed BLACK use microwave or ‘Stove Top’ method)
ENJOY! EXPERIMENT! CREATE!
A FEW TIPS
Ribbon roses can be dipped or dyed using a brush – let these dry naturally or use a hairdryer, as they can easily melt in a microwave! You can dye them a pale shade & when dry just tip the edges with a deeper colour.
Care must be taken if you are dyeing lace to put on wearable items which need to be washed. The ‘Stove Top’ method should be used & take care by hand washing in cool water with mild detergent.
To deepen shades just warm the dye (NOT BOIL) in a cup – dye is deeper when warmed.
When dying tassel, place dye in a shallow container, & carefully lower the tassel into the dye. Gently squeeze out excess dye (Remember the rubber gloves for this!) & dry flat or on a skirt hanger. Tassel can also be dried in the microwave. Any tangles are easily removed when the tassel is wet, using a rubber tipped hairbrush.
Most bread dough products can be dyed.
‘ANTIQUE LOOK’ for a wonderful aged/antique look use a dip made with Persian Gold dye & water. Start by using 1 part water to 3 parts Persian Gold – if this is too light just add 1 part more of Persian Gold. The dip is best used when you have finished colouring you lace but can be used alone on white/cream lace. The dip can be brushed o dip the whole piece, squeeze out excess & dry.
By diluting with water you can achieve a wonderful array of shades.
Silk ribbon takes up the dye beautifully but Polyester ribbon may need to be done 2-3 times to get the desired result.
Many cheap Nylon/Polyester laces will not dye successfully. Also, as lace varies in components so will the results.
It’s best if you are not sure to test a piece first.
Squares of Cotton, Silk, Linen, & calico can be dyed. Great for patchwork/quilting. Pieces up to 40 cms square can be dyed in the microwave in a plastic container or in a suitable container on the stovetop. PLEASE NOTE- using these 2 methods the colour will be deeper. Test a small piece first.
Try Small amounts first on a 12 inch square of cotton
Put 250mls of water & 1-2 teaspoons of the dye in a suitable container, wet the fabric first, add to the dye & bring to the boil. Simmer for 5-6 minutes. Carefully remove the fabric & rinse until the water runs clear. Dry naturally.
Put 250mls of water & 1-2 teaspoons of the dye in a plastic container, wet the fabric, and add to the dye. Put the container in a plastic bag, secure the top & put 3-4 small holes towards the top of the bag. Place in the microwave & bring to the boil. Let simmer for 4-5 minutes. Remove from microwave & taking care because of the steam, remove the fabric. Rinse until the water is clear & dry naturally. As microwaves vary in strength it’s hard to judge if the colour is right. Don’t throw the dye away until you are sure. If it’s too light just repeat the process. Fabric can be tie-dyed using this method.
Results will vary depending on the fabric so it is always best to test first
Though every care is taken dye lots may vary from time to time.
OZECRAFT is a liquid dye
Colours available – PERSIAN GOLD – GOLDEN ASH –DUSTY PINK – ASHEN ROSE – BLUSH – SHIRAZ – PANSY – VIOLET – WISTERIA – LAVENDER – GREEN – OLIVE -FOREST GREEN –LUSCIOUS LIME – KERMAN BLUE – PALE BLUE - BROWN –LINEN- TURQUOISE – SOUTHERN PEACH – SEAMIST -SAFFRON – GREY – BLACK – CHOCOLATE- TUSCANY – JAPANESE PEBBLE –GOTHIC GRAPE – REGENCY ROSE - FUCHSIA - LILAC - JUICY MANDARIN - EDWARDIAN PEARL - CHAMPAGNE -
EDWARDIAN ROSE - VICTORIAN PLUM - EDWARDIAN RED
‘OZECRAFT’ dyes are very economical to use – we save on the packaging – what’s inside the bottle is more important.
PLEASE NOTE: many laces may appear to be Rayon but are actually Polyester or a heavy Polyester/Synthetic mix. Check carefully before you purchase
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. MSDS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST