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Topic: Undyed merino/tencel blend roving?  (Read 797 times)
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mandalinn
« on: March 30, 2007 10:52:41 AM »

I know there is a roving thread up top and I looked but didn't find this answer.  I am looking for some natural merino/tencel to handdye, anyone have a good supplier?  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2007 11:34:51 AM »

I found some on eBay: there's seven available.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2007 11:46:12 AM »

Oooh thanks, *duh*, didn't even try Ebay. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2007 10:13:08 PM »

http://www.theyarntree.com/ Super fast shipping, and great product. I dyed and spun this:



from my most recent order.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2007 01:40:38 AM »

Thats beautiful work the Bon. Congratulations.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2007 02:12:56 AM »

Ok, The Bon. That's beautiful, but I was under the impression that tencel can't be dyed with the dyes that will take with wool.. So what did you use? I don't want to go all mad-scientist in my kitchen..
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2007 05:21:51 AM »

Thanks Bon!  Great selection there!  That yarn is gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2007 07:18:58 AM »

Oh wow, that yarn is beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2007 09:53:35 AM »

I did use acid dyes. This fiber was not super vibrant, but I've dyed merino/tencel where the fiber was super vibrant. I also have some merino/tencel blend from paradise fibers from the "rhapsodies" line that says all of the fibers are dyed with acid dyes and those colors are pretty vibrant too. So, I don't know. I know that you're right and acid dyes aren't supposed to dye tencel, but they do at least stain it really nicely.
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