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Topic: WHY WONT IT DYE!!!  (Read 629 times)
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« on: October 07, 2008 03:28:47 PM »

Im relay knew to processing fleece to yarn and Iv just spent the most fustrating  3 hours of my life trying to make my fleece Purple I used dylon which sais its pewrfect for cotton wool etc natural materials.
And all the reports I find say it works well with vibrant results  well I tryed it twice on the same bit of fleece and it just wont take  what on earth can I be doing wrong .
Plkease please please if any of you out there know what I might be doing wrong please do tell.
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008 04:50:28 PM »


did you use dylon hand fabric dye? most of the time fleece uses acid dyes. even kool aid or food dye + an acid(fruit fresh, vinegar, citric acid) followed by heat setting it and cooling it down slowly and handling it carefully to prevent felting, is what i do. hope that somewhat helps. there is also how do i Dye XX or something in in the forums, check it out, it might help.

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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008 11:11:16 AM »

What kind of fleece?  Is it still raw (containing suent & lanolin)?


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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008 01:29:38 PM »

No  had a;ready washed it toroughly but Iv ordered some Jaquared acid dies now in the hope that they will work better I did call the dylon people in the end and they just said that it dosent work well on wool making me not happy at them at all I could have sworn the bacxk of the packs said it works fine on wool .

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