Colored Crinoline :: How To

Alot of new trends are coming up in 2010 and even though Colored Crinoline isn’t exactly new I believe we will see alot more of it in 2010.


How To Dye A Crinoline In A Washing Machine

Items Needed:

  • Fabric Dye
  • Large glass container
  • Rubber Gloves (optional)
  • Crinoline
  • Top-loading Washing Machine


  1. Start the washing machine and allow it to fill with the hottest water possible. Choose the most extended wash cycle, and a load size that allows the crinoline to easily move within the machine.
  2. Once full, dip the crinoline into the water, so the entire garment is soaked. Then remove and set aside. Make sure the fabric is uncrumpled and completely unfolded.
  3. Turn the crinoline inside-out, so that the netting is facing outward.
  4. Pre-mix the fabric dye in the glass container. Then add to the washing machine.
  5. Wearing rubber gloves, add the crinoline to the dye bath. Allow it to agitate for at least 30 minutes. Reset the cycle for another 30 minutes of agitation if a darker color is preferred.
  6. After the agitation cycle, let the crinoline finish out the rinse cycle in the washing machine.
  7. Hang to dry.
  8. If a darker color is desired, repeat the dyeing process.
  9. Clean the washing machine by running a large, hot water cycle and adding detergent and one cup of bleach.

Once the crinoline has been dyed to the color of choice, it should be laundered on its own with a mild detergent to help remove any lingering dye residue. Once the item is dry, the crinoline is ready to show off on the wedding day.


  • RIT Dye Company



9 thoughts on “Colored Crinoline :: How To

I can’t wait to get pics of my bright, sunshiney yellow crinny!! 😀

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Ryan Parent Wedding Photographer

I love these shots! Great work!!!

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I just wanted to say your site is one of the nicely laid out, most inspirational I have come across in quite a while. Thx! 🙂

Ottawa Wedding Photographer

Nice image. I love the color that the bride chose.



I wonder if this would work for a fabric petticoat? like this:

I am looking to make a Halloween costume with it and this is the only one I can find that would work, if it was the right color. =S

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