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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bleaching/Lightening Angora Wool Before Dying? on: January 02, 2011 10:50:42 AM
I have 4 angora bunnies and none of them are white.  In fact I have 2 chocolate, 1 tort, and 1 opal and when I harvest their fiber it is very light colored because of how diluted angora colors are.  I'd suggest before you get involved in chemically treating your fiber and possibly ruining it, just try dying it with a more saturated dye/for a longer period of time to achieve the results you'd like. 

I've never had a disappointing dye job with their fiber and in fact I find the darker tones given by the darker fibers to provide a beautiful depth to the finished product. 
2  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP!!! FRUSTRATED- Cashmere scarf won't hold dye!!!! on: January 02, 2011 10:44:18 AM
If you purchased this scarf from a store, then it probably has been treated with a slew of chemicals.  Almost all clothing and accessories in stores are sprayed with chemicals for a variety of reasons, and this could be the case here.  Perhaps you could try gently washing it first and see if that helps.  Good Luck!
3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Which brand of dye would you recommand? on: January 02, 2011 10:39:38 AM
Personally, I use country classics.  They're fairly inexpensive and require nothing more than vinegar and water.  My results with them have been very good, and they rinse clear every time.  EVERY time.  I buy mine from Paradise Fibers, however, because the store is in WA and I'm in PA shipping is pretty steep so I usually wait to order more dye until I have a $100 order so shipping will be free. 
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Llamas, a hand spindel, and a HOME MADE WHEEL! on: January 02, 2011 09:13:43 AM
that wheel came out beautifully! Perhaps instructions are in order... :-D PLEASE! lol!
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