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Gearwe
« on: August 28, 2008 11:28:27 PM »

I've just ordered some great yarn, but it's not quite the shade I want (but exactly the right price, so I had to get it  Wink) so I want to dye it. It's a 50/50 wool-acrylic mix; obviously the wool will take on the dye and the synthetic fibre won't. Will this look mottled and patchy or do you think the colours will blend well? I'm not aiming to change the colour completely, mind, just deepen the shade from lilac to something darker, maybe with a hint of berry...
Any suggestions/experiences/tips from all of you wise and experienced crafters? Wink
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2008 06:27:23 AM »

i think it'd give it a two tone look, but i don't know for certain, try doing a test piece? btw, love your avi
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2008 08:12:03 AM »

I would do a test strand to see how it turns out, that's the best way to know for sure Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2008 11:09:56 AM »

Well, it just so happens that I just finished dying a 50/50 wool/acrylic diaper cover with egg dye (the tablets). it finished drying and its a lovely heathered look to it. the acrylic dyed, not as deeply as the wool, and it may wash out but i dont think so, b/c i washed it once already. hope that helps...i'm off to find other stuff to dye...lol
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008 06:46:40 AM »

Thanks for the tips guys!
I'll look for a really similar colour and do a test strand as well...
I'll post some pics if it turns out right  Grin
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