unpunished (unpunished) wrote in egl,

Hi all :)

My first time posting, so if I make a mistake, I apologize in advance.

I was interning at a local photography studio a while ago, and got from them a big bunch of old fabrics and such they'd been using as props or part of their window display. I also got a lot of tulle and some of this rather lacy fabric, and was obviously ecstatic, a big bunch of free tulle and lace! My only problem is, though, that some of it is pretty odd color. I now have yards of green and shock orance tulle, for example. So, what I'm curious about is, if anybody has ever tried dyeing tulle or lace? Have you found any sort of dye that works, what are your experiences? The regular fabric dye I use is only for cotton, and I'd rather not waste the dye, nor risk damaging the fabric by experimenting too much (I mostly use dye that you put into the washing machine with the fabric, I know there are different kinds, but I live in a rather small apartment and don't have big enough vats, or simply space, to do any other kind of dyeing, so I'm pretty much stuck with using washing machine dyes only). So I'd be very grateful for any tips or previous knowledge. Thank you!

Also, I recently ran into this lovely litte website called Maide that sells handmade spats, just wanted to link it here, since it seems like something not a lot of people have seen. Sounds a bit odd, but the spats are simply gorgeous and there some models that have a lot of lolita potential. Rather (or very, actually) expensive, but it at least might give you some ideas, if you happen to good with your hands :)

Thank you again!
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