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« on: March 02, 2010 08:58:24 AM »

Please move if this is not the appropriate board! Apologies in advance Smiley

I recently bought a drop spindle and some roving to learn how to spin....gotta say, I'm loving it!

I ran into a problem with the second sample of roving tho.... after I finished spinning it, I realized it had stained my hands! Both samples of roving came dyed, and the first one I had no problems with, but the second left my hands looking mutated.  I haven't set the twist yet, they've both just been spun and wrapped around a board for now.

How would I get the dye to set, or finish washing out? I really don't want to try to make something with it and have it turn somebody else weird colors...
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010 09:05:37 AM »

You could try adding some white vinegar to your water when you go to set the twist.  It should help set the dye some more.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010 10:28:29 AM »

Definitely soak in hot vinegar water.  let it cool, then rinse in tepid water until the excess dye is gone.  Be prepared for the yarn to be much lighter than it is now.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010 06:29:26 PM »

thanks!
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