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    Does anyone know where you can buy Dylon 'Wash and Dye' or something similar that you can do in the washing machine.

    I have half a mile of curtaining that has bleached out something awful in the sunshine. Nice stripey patterns that they may now be, I thought I could have a go at dying them, rather than going to the vast expense of replacing them all. I can't think of anywhere I have seen dyes, but wondered does anyone know if Spotlight sells it? I would rather not go all the way there to find that they don't.

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    Most chemists sell them. Have even seen them in the odd supermarket

    HTH

    Tanya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngeru View Post
    Does anyone know where you can buy Dylon 'Wash and Dye' or something similar that you can do in the washing machine.

    I have half a mile of curtaining that has bleached out something awful in the sunshine. Nice stripey patterns that they may now be, I thought I could have a go at dying them, rather than going to the vast expense of replacing them all. I can't think of anywhere I have seen dyes, but wondered does anyone know if Spotlight sells it? I would rather not go all the way there to find that they don't.
    Yes, we bought some fabric dye at Spotlight's Dunedin store. Just give them a call and ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralf-nz View Post
    Yes, we bought some fabric dye at Spotlight's Dunedin store. Just give them a call and ask.
    Yep. I've seen dye in Spotlight at Wairau Park.

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    If the question is "Where can I get some obscure household product I can't find anywhere else for next to no money?", the answer is always Spotlight.

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    Well I would think a curtain or fabric supplier/manufacturer would supply dyes...Do a Google search like:

    site:.co.nz "curtains" "dye" or site:.co.nz "fabric dye"

    They may well supply spotlight...

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    Thanks all!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Tanya View Post
    Most chemists sell them. Have even seen them in the odd supermarket

    HTH

    Tanya
    I never would have thought of a chemists as I so rarely ever go in one. Have tried online and the options are very limited. The only ones I can find are Black or Navy on Trademe and some other professional / arty stuff that looks a bit too scary and not particularly foolproof.

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    Just a little update on this for future reference should anyone else ever require fabric dyes. I tried Countdown, they had Dylon 'Wash n Dye' in just three colours - Black, Navy Blue or Dark purple, none of which were suitable for my needs. I enquired at the chemists and they just thought I was mental.

    The last resort was Spotlight and they do indeed have a range of Dylon colours, however they were either all darks: black, grey, navy or at the other extreme of Flamingo Pink or Goldfish Orange, again not colours I really had in mind for yards and yards of curtaining in my neutral palette of home furnishings.

    Spotlight did however have another American brand; Jacquard 'iDye'

    http://www.jacquardproducts.com/prod...dye/colors.php

    At $16.99 per packet, being enough to dye three pounds of fabric, it seems it will still be an expensive lark. I just got the one packet to try it out.

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