dried flowers galore

Thread from our Old Forum

line
 


Dried Flowers - The Old Forum

Below is a thread from our old forum, we have changed forum scripts.

The NEW (more features) Dried Flower Forum is here: New Dried Flower Forum


From Message
Kate
Guest
 Email

Sunday, April 21, 2002
21:45:55
Subject: Dying Florals
IP: Logged

Message:
Hi, I'm hoping you'll share how you dye drieds? I'd like to die all kinds
of things for next christmas but not sure what I can use?

Any information would be great, thanks a bunch.
Kate



dscott
Administrator
 Email

Sunday, April 21, 2002
21:48:20
RE: Dying Florals
IP: Logged

Message:
There is really not much to it (except it is messy). If you think about it when you dye a cotton fabric, you are dyeing a floral . . . right?

It is the same process: you boil the water with the dye, let simmer then dip the florals in. You always want to have a completely dry floral before you dye. This means you dry, dye and the dry again.

You can use RIT fabric dyes, which you can easily obtain, in many stores.

Hope this helps.

D. Scott



Lee Wutch
Guest
 Email

Thursday, February 13, 2003
15:59:25
RE: Dying Florals
IP: Logged

Message:
I have been dying florals for years. I use a special botanical specific dye which I get from Robert Koch Industries in Denver, Colorado. They have a wide range of colors and had dyes which are made for both dipping and systemic process. They also offer information on the process. I dye all my Baby's Breath, all my annual static, Sweet Annie,Salal and many other florals. The systemic process is very easy and not very messy. By measuring the specific gravity of the left over solution, I can make the necessary adjustment to my glycerine solution so I can use the left over solutions and there is very little waste. Good luck


P 1
 


dried flower barn                      
We would like to thank Dried Flowers Direct for their generous donations in support of this site.

fish pond supply
Dried Flowers Galore Home | Common Names | Latin Names | Dried Flower Articles | Dried Flower Resources | Surveys | Forum

Copyright © 2002 - 2004 by Dried Flowers Galore - All rights reserved.

E-mail us at: volunteers@Dried-Flowers-Galore.com

www.Dried-Flowers-Galore.com

Site Map