How to Dye a Nylon Veil

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How to Dye a Nylon Veil
Dyeing your wedding veil may be easier than you think. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Almost all veils are only available in white, ivory, off-white or cream tones. If you're looking to have a little more fun with your headpiece -- or your wedding dress is coloured -- consider dyeing your veil any shade that you like. If your veil is made of nylon, you can easily and quickly dye it using an all-purpose acid dye, as opposed to a fibre-reactive dye. In just a few hours, your white veil can be any shade under the sun.

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Things you need

  • 1/4 cup of an all-purpose fabric acid dye
  • Large bucket
  • 3 gallons of hot water
  • Stainless-steel spoon

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  1. 1

    Pour 1/4 cup of all-purpose acid dye into a large bucket.

  2. 2

    Fill the bucket with 3 gallons of hot water.

  3. 3

    Soak your veil under warm water, then place it in the bucket.

  4. 4

    Stir your veil in the dye bath very gently using a stainless-steel spoon for 10 to 30 minutes, depending on how dark you want the colour. Constant stirring helps to ensure that the veil gets dyed evenly.

  5. 5

    Remove the veil from the bucket and set it aside to cool down.

  6. 6

    Rinse the excess dye from the veil using cool water. Hang the coloured veil to dry once the water runs clear.

Tips and warnings

  • This "recipe" is for 0.454kg. of fabric. You'll need to alter the amount of dye and water used if your veil weighs more or less than this.

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