HNW - Medieval Dyes
dickeney at access.digex.net
Fri Aug 28 13:05:48 PDT 1998
On Fri, 28 Aug 1998, Ghislaine Fontanneau wrote:
> Speaking of dyes and stuff....At a garage sale I was lucky enough to
> score some drapes in a lovely woven-in pomegranite pattern.
> Unfortunately, they are hiddeous (in my opinion) colors. Can someone
> give me advice on 1. finding out the fiber content of the material, 2.
> washing it/preping it to be dyed, etc.
It all depends on the fiber content. If it's slick and shiny, and a bit
stiff, it may be fiberglass - sorry. If it's not fiberglass, you have a
better chance. It's possible that using Color Remover would work. That
supposedly removes almost all dyes. At least it would fade them, and
sometimes that's enough to help.
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