Dying Fabric – Doilies – A Tutorial

Here we go…I started with the below Doilies


  1. Dye – I used Dylon Permanent Fabric Dye
  2. Gloves
  3. Stainless Steel Bowl
  4. Salt
  5. Measuring Cups/Spoons
  6. Scales
  7. Mixing Rod/Stick
  8. An Apron

Step 1: Weigh dry fabric. For this dye 250g on fabric will use one packet.  I saved the rest.

Step 2: Wash thoroughly & leave damp (below)

Step 3: Wearing Rubber Gloves & Apron dissolve dye in 500ml warm water

Step 4: Stir well

Step 5: Fill stainless steal laundry sink with approx 6 litres of warm water

Step 6: Stir in 5 tablespoons of salt.

Step 7: Add dye & stir well (below)

Step 7: Submerge fabric into dye. Stir for 15mins, then regularly for 45mins.

Step 8: Rinse fabric in cold water

Step 9: Wash in warm water Step 10: Hang to dry

And this is what you get…

From This    –  To This

From This    –  To This  I also used a blue & orange dye. They really look so good dyed. I made these cuties below.