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« on: November 09, 2008 02:47:27 AM »

Today I dyed some wool using Landscape dyes, and it went horribly wrong! well not horribly the colour is a really nice one, but its insanely bright! I used a 10g vile of the dye (from a sample pack) and around 200 grams of fleece (I say around because I don't have any scales so I just divided the 1.2 kilo bag into 6 lots, which i figured would be good enough). The instructions say that 10g dyes 100g of fleece and since i wanted a lighter colour i thought that 200g of fleece would do nicely.
Follow this link to see how bright! http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/3015532906_edd4a2a629_m.jpg
This is my first attempt at dyeing so I really need some tips on where I went wrong (not using scales is the obvious one)...and how to fix it!
Basically I wanted to see if I could make it a more powdery blue  (I wanted to make the Treeline Striped Cardigan featured on the 'Purl Bee' http://www.purlbee.com/striped-cardigan/) without further dyeing (because I used all of the blue up). Does anyone have any tips on how to fix it during carding, like if I mixed in some white fleece would it look powdery blue or would it just look stripey?...help!
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008 11:26:29 AM »

When you are trying to get a pale tint of a dye color, you need to use a lot less dye than you think. If I wanted something half as pale as the full dye color, I'd start with 1/4 the recommended amount of dye, then add a little more dye to the bath if needed.  For really pale shades, start off with a tiny bit of dye and add a little more at a time until you get where you want to be.  It is easier to mix some dye solution in a jar if you are using powdered dyes and add the liquid to the bath.

There are dye removal products available, like thiourea dioxide, that you can try if you want - rit makes one, and there are some others that you can find at dye specialty shops. Mixing in white fiber probably wouldn't get the result that you want - it might be interesting, but not really a powdery blue....
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