NEW LIFE TO YOUR CLOTHES AND LINEN
This liquid dye is suitable for dyeing cotton, linen, silk, viscose and denim. Other, less commonly used fabrics can be dyed with Coloreria Italiana Cotone, Lino, Viscosa: please read the “Dyeable Fabrics” section.
YOU WILL NEED: 1 PACK OF COLORERIA ITALIANA, 1 PAIR OF SCISSORS, 1Kg OF ROCK SALT.
COLORERIA ITALIANA MACHINE WASH DYE
For machine use only.
Directions for use:
1) Cut the corner of the tubs (dye + fixing agent) along the dotted line. Put them on the bottom of the drum WITHOUT SPILLING.
2) Add 1 packet of Coloreria Italiana Sale Purissimo or 1 kg of rock salt to the drum. If you are using two packs of Coloreria Italiana Cotone you only need 1.5 kg.
3) Weigh the fabric to be dyed, wet it thoroughly and put it in the drum. Start a full 40°C programme (a 60°C programme is recommended for Black, Petrol Green and the Jeans line). Do not use washing detergent, prewash or half load.
4) When the programme ends, do not remove dyed items, remove the empty tubs and run a cycle like the first (60°C). If you wish, you can add a small amount of detergent specific for dyed fabrics.
HOW TO DYE PROPERLY
Suitable for dyeing silk, wool and nylon. Other fabrics can be dyed using Coloreria Italiana Delicati: please read the “Dyeable Fabrics” section.
YOU WILL NEED: 1 PACKET OF COLORERIA ITALIANA DELICATI, 1 PAIR OF SCISSORS, 1 HEAT-RESISTANT BOWL, RUBBER GLOVES, 1 LONG-HANDLED SPOON.
Before stripping the colour from an item, check that the process does not damage the fabric. Please read all the information on the outer box carefully.
YOU WILL NEED: 1 PACKET OF COLOUR STRIPPER FOR HAND COLOUR STRIPPING, RUBBER GLOVES, 1 METAL BOWL, 1 LONG-HANDLED SPOON
COLOUR STRIPPING IN THE WASHING MACHINE
1) Place the item you wish to strip in the machine and set the longest cycle with the highest temperature.
2) Dissolve the contents of the packet in 1 litre of hot water. Start the washing cycle, wait 15 minutes and pour the solution in the detergent tray.
3) At the end of the stripping process wash with normal detergent. You can now dye the item.
COLOUR STRIPPING IN A HAND WASH
1) Fill a large metal bowl with 8-10 litres of hot water (80°- 90 °C).
2) Put on the rubber gloves and dissolve the packet’s contents. Mix. Add the fabric you wish to strip.
3) Leave it to soak for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the item and wash it normally, using your usual detergent.
The result depends on
• The starting colour of the fabric you want to dye. White or neutral colours absorb the chosen colour more easily than dark ones. To obtain a lighter colour on dark fabric, the colour must be stripped from the item first (use Decolorante Coloreria Italiana)
• The dry weight (the heavier the item, the less intense the final colour).
• The composition of the fabric (100% cotton, mixed cotton, 100% linen etc). Mixed fabrics can be dyed but they will be of a lighter shade than fabrics that are 100% cotton, linen or viscose.
Look at the colour table on the back. It is useful guide for dyeing fabrics. All you need to do is find the colour of the fabric you wish to dye, cross it with the colours of Coloreria Italiana and you will have an idea of the final result. If you wish to obtain intense colours on plant fibre fabrics we recommend you use 2 or more packets of dye and only 1.5 kg of salt! If you want paler, more delicate colours you should add other items of the same kind of fabric (add cotton to cotton, linen to linen etc) to increase the total weight of the fabric. Make sure the machine drum is never more than half full.
Dry dyed items in the shade, away from direct heat and sunlight. Dyed items should be washed separately for the first couple of washes (hand or machine wash), using the usual detergent and lukewarm water. In the highly unlikely event of dye residues on the washer or other parts of the washing machine, run a programme for delicate fabrics with ordinary bleach (hypochlorite).
Weigh the item you want to dye to determine how many packets of dye you need to obtain the tone you want. Use the recommended doses. The table below gives you a rough idea of the (dry) weight of some of the items you can dye with COLORERIA ITALIANA.
WEIGHT OF ITEMS
T-shirt: about 150 g
Sweatshirt: about 400 g
Shirt: about 200 g
Single sheet: about 500 g
Dress: about 600 g
Double sheet: about 850 g
Skirt: about 350 g
Pillowcase: about 150 g
Men’s trousers: about 400 g
Towel: about 200 g
Jeans: about 600 g
Tablecloth: about 400 g
Bathrobe: about 800 g