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« on: April 05, 2007 04:10:19 PM »

So, I just got a spindle as a swap gift & somebody suggested that the rayon fluff you get at beauty supply houses was pretty good to practice spinning on. What might work to dye it, assuming it turns out looking anything at all like yarn, and I want to keep & use it?  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2007 05:38:10 PM »

Use a fiber reactive (procion) dye, for dyeing cotton and cellulose fibers. It is the stuff in some tie dye kits.
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2007 08:26:51 PM »

i second that!

procion dyes look beautiful on rayon.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2007 01:58:28 PM »

Yep, you want to get fiber reactive dye. Stay away from RIT since it's a different, inferior (at least on cellulose) type of dye.

Tulip tie dye kits can be found at Michaels and contain fiber reactive (procion mx I believe) dyes.

You can also use dylon permanent fabric dye packets, which is fiber reactive dye but is intended for solid color dyeing. I've seen Dylon at Joann's, Hancock Fabrics, and W**M**
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