Polyester can be dyed using a lot of heat. Crayola fabric markers (find them online) can be rubbed onto paper, then ironed onto polyester. Dip-dying polyester, on the other hand, should only be attempted by professionals or hobbyists that have a lot of experience with dying fabric.
Acrylic is difficult to dye and should only by dyed by professionals.
Spandex can not be dyed at home.
Combined fabrics can make dying more complicated. Nylon/Cotton blends, for example, can be dyed using an all-purpose dye, because these dyes contain both acid dyes (fr the nylon) and fiber reactive dyes (for the cotton).
More Questions About Dyeing Clothing
Protein (Wool, Cashmere, Silk)
- What are Protein Fibers?
- How to Dye Protein Fibers
- Learn about Acid Dyes
Cellulose (Cotton, Linen, Hemp)
- What are Cellulose Fibers?
- How to Dye Cellulose Fibers
- Learn about Fiber Reactive Dye