Food Coloring as Fabric Dye?

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Food coloring can be used as a fabric dye if the fabric and process meet very specific requirements. The fabric must be made of a natural protein fiber, such as wool, silk, angora, or cashmere. Synthetic fibers, excluding nylon, and cotton cannot be dyed with food coloring. The dye must be set with a very acidic mixture. In addition, while you are applying the dye to the fabric piece, you must heat it. You can achieve this by boiling the dye mixture or leaving the dye and fabric in a bag in a sunny place for a day. Once it is dyed you must wash it on its own until colorfastness is ensured.
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