Dyeing Yarn

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Dyeing Yarn

Post by lydz » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:32 pm

Has anyone dyed their own yarn? I'm really keen to try this but not sure where to start. Where do I get the wool from and what sort of dye to use?
Any advice and/or helpful hints muchly appreciated.
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Re: Dyeing Yarn

Post by annarose » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:09 pm

There are quite a few old threads about this , a few years ago I got inspired and found some good tips and had a go.
I did one in the microwave with food colouring and vinegar from memory...
I found this thread by searching. I'm sure if you have a look around you will find lots of recipes

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Re: Dyeing Yarn

Post by lydz » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:48 am

Thanks! That's a goldmine right there! :D
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Re: Dyeing Yarn

Post by Resse » Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:00 pm

Yes I have dyed my own yarn.

You need wool (natural fibres soak up the colouring).
I have dyed using food colouring and kool aid (Raro type drink from the states).

Let me know if you would like me to find the steps for these :)
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Re: Dyeing Yarn

Post by Khai » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:02 pm

The Naked Skeinz 3 x 200g pack from www.skeinz.com is a good place to start as it's ready to go, dyes well and is reasonably priced. You can use food colouring and white vinegar (if you google, there will be a lot of tutorials). You need the dye, vinegar and heat. If you enjoy it, it's worth investing in acid dyes as the colour lasts better, but you also need a separate pot / utensils for that so a bit more of an investment.

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