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« on: June 06, 2005 08:09:22 AM »

can you sweeties give me some names of commercail dyes for wool?   i really want so orange but i dont even knwo where to start looking online. thanks
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2005 09:44:06 AM »

Oh man!  I made an AWESOME orange yarn just using 3 packets of Kool Aid!  It came out great.  For real...I'm going to post pics tonite!  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2005 10:15:52 AM »

I ordered a kit on ebay that contained yellow, red, and blue dye, as well as the acid and salt.  I'm not sure what the brand was.  The colors are much, much more brilliant than Kool Aid, though.   

I might go with what Halcyon Yarn has when I run out of what's in this kit, because they sell dyes called Country Classic which apparently don't require the salt and acid.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2005 10:18:20 AM »

I haven't gotten the opportunity to experiment with other dyes as of yet.  However, now that I have 10 lbs of unproccessed wool, I may have to make an investment in some good dyes!
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2005 11:28:45 AM »

I have used Sabraset acid dyes with great success. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2005 05:04:09 PM »

I like to use Lanaset dyes, and they come in lots of different colors.  I get mine from

www.earthguild.com

The web site also gives you directions to use the dyes.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2005 07:33:42 PM »

I use wiltons for almost everything, but it doesnt have a great orange (have to mix it). I like that it is easy and nontoxic, among other things.
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2005 06:11:31 AM »

I ended up with a bright bright orange using wilton's sunshine yellow (i think).   and a slightly darker albeit still bright orange from wilton's copper. 
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2005 03:33:42 PM »

I have only used Kool Aid so far, and the orange from that is fantastic!  Really vivid and almost makes my mouth water to look at when it is dyeing!
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2005 05:09:25 PM »

I use wiltons for almost everything, but it doesnt have a great orange (have to mix it). I like that it is easy and nontoxic, among other things.

When you talk about Wilton, are you talking about the cake frosting dye?  Or is there a different kind?  Just wondering.
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