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Topic: Dyeing Roving and Felting?  (Read 823 times)
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« on: March 09, 2010 07:48:27 PM »

I tried to dye some roving and the colors came out nice except I had to do 50 second intervals in the microwave for quiet awhile before the dye exhausted. I am not sure if I felted it but it seems that my roving lost it's bounce or fluffiness. How come other dyed rovings looks as soft as when they are undyed and mine always look like flat pieces of ick? Do I heat it for too long? Or do I need to comb it to get it fluffy?
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010 05:48:08 PM »

My roving looked flat and ick after I dyed it the first time too. I did some gentle drafting...not a lot, just a little to puff it back up and that helped. Or you could just fluff it out a little width-wise, that helped my roving too.
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