has anyone tried dyeing a nylon garment using vegetable and/or root dye?
i found a pair of patagonia khaki-colored capris on e-bay (that sadly, are no longer made). they're auctioning for $15.
i own an exact pair which are like my right-hand-man if you-will.
ten years running, i can't kill 'em, nor do i wish to, although they're so dangerously thin in places that, if they ripped, could be potentially embarrassing, not to mention they smell to high heavens!
i've been flirting with this dilemma for some time now.
(i just can't seem to find a suitable replacement that fits)!
q: should try doing the knee/a** rienforcement number on the ones i have, or snag this NWT, khaki colored-pair on e-bay for an entirely reasonable $15 and try dyeing them?
i don't do light colors, mainly b/c i can never keep them clean, and if i wear khaki anything this time of year, i'm likley to come home with an arrow in my chest.
i haven't put down a lick of coin, but i wonder too if vegetable-based dyes will run upon washing? and how well does dye work on material other than cotton?
when all is said and done, for the time and money of dyeing, likely i could just jerry rig the oldies? sure the rienforcements would give me another 5 years, no?
any experience/ideas would be much appreciated.