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sarahbird
« on: June 18, 2007 07:21:15 PM »

does anyone have any suggestions for getting a good red color using wilton dyes?  so far the best i've been able to get is a sort of bright pinkish.  or would another type of dye be better to get a real red color?  i'm dyeing roving, if it matters.
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007 07:51:49 AM »

I haven't tried this personally, but I've heard that the "no taste red" is the only one that gives a good color.  I use acid dyes (jacquard) and I've always gotten a really true red.
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Star217
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007 02:17:09 PM »

Wiltons will not give you a really bright red, the maroon comes closer to true red but it is dark and a bit purpleish, I've only had success with Jaquard Acid dye and RIT dye for true red, you may want to try a very thick mixture of cherry kool-aid like 4 packets to each cup of water but I make no promises with this method.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007 06:11:13 PM »

hmmm, ok.  maybe i'll try the maroon or the kool-aid.  thanks!
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