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Topic: Dying a wool-acrylic mix  (Read 737 times)
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Gearwe
« on: August 28, 2008 11:30:26 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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cygnet
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009 11:35:59 AM »

I've used a wool/acrylic mix for tying almost all of my wool skeins (I have a ton of this stuff).  It is 75% acrylic and 25% wool.  Instead of patchy it comes out heathery.  I would think that so long as your method of dyeing is even the wool % will take it evenly.
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