willy wonka coat and tie dye question

Discussion in 'Fashion and Crafts' started by the_allister, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. the_allister

    the_allister Member

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    hi i want to make a tie dyed wonka coat, and i was wondering if anyone knew the website where you can buy them, and also:

    can you tie dye velvet? i am pretty sure you can, but i need to know how much it will shrink. if it shrinks like a size or two, that is fine, but i need to be sure it won't shrink too much.

    thank you.
     
  2. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    both questions need a bit of background.
    If you get polyester velvet, it will not dye properly. if the flocking (the fuzzy part) is cotton or rayon, Procion Dyes will work. Slide on over to San Rafel and ask the folks at Dharma Trading Company.
    www.dharmatrading.com
    if the base fabric that the flocking is attached to is poly, it wont shrink. If it isn't, expect shrinkage.
     
  3. cerridwen

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    post a pic when you're done making your coat :)
     
  4. the_allister

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    will do :) i found a wonka coat at http://www.redballs.com, and i hope to have the dying start soon. i won't be doing that party myself; i help sell tie dyes for harmony, http://www.harmonytie-dyes.com (at art fairs) and i shall be having them do that for me. i'll post pictures as soon as possible.
     
  5. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    have they ever dyed velvet before? the cure is different!
     
  6. the_allister

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    they've dyed like everything before.
     

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