A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 296,689
Currently Running With Scissors:
762 Guests and 23 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Un-coloring bamboo needles?  (Read 479 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
trisarahtop
« on: October 26, 2007 04:15:53 PM »

So, I just finished knitting a dark teal hat using bamboo needles. Very shortly after I started it, I noticed that my needles had developed a definite teal hue. I searched for this, because it's never happened to me before, and all I was able to find was a bunch of websites saying to rub them with wax paper, and this blog post by Grumperina.

Pretty much everything is about getting gunk off needles, but I want to get color out of them. I haven't tried anything, because I don't want to screw up the needles.

Any suggestions?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I just have a few words: nitwit, blubber, oddment, tweak.
kelliz
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007 05:01:15 PM »

That happened to a pair of my bamboo's.  I think they are permanently dyed.  I don't really mind mine being a hint of blue colored. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Caclark4
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2007 12:50:20 AM »

You should be able to use a very fine grit sandpaper to take that dye off.  Afterwards you will need to refinish the needles though.  You can do this using the wax paper thing or by using rice to polish them.  I would do this every so often (especially when using a dark yarn) to prevent this from happening again.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

That which does not kill you makes you funnier-Joseph Fiennes
Jillie
Crazy Craft Lady
Offline Offline

Posts: 1798
Joined: 29-Apr-2004

Life is good.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2007 12:54:12 AM »

Try using bleach or acetone.  If they have a finish on them it will probably take it off (but you want that because the dye is probably soaked through the finish anyway).

Oh, and just a word of caution: if the yarn stained your needles, I'd be careful to always wash the FO separate from your other clothes so they don't get ruined!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.lost.eu/1871f  This is an invitation!

Tetris, pretty colors, and (of course) lots of knitting!
Check out my new blog at:
http://saltwaterpurls.blogspot.com
mmdm
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007 09:08:25 AM »

I'd just wipe them down really good and leave it. As long as you've given them a good wipe, I don't think the color is likely to transfer to the yarn from them. The needles have probably absorbed the dye.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
The Best Shoe Stores in New York
New York Style for Women
How to Shop NYC Street Vendors
Kate Spade Unveils New Looks For Fashion Week
Allison McNamara Shops for a Fashion Week Wardrobe
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Kale and Edamame Salad
@Home This Weekend: Teacup Bird Feeder
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.