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Topic: Dyeing Tussah Silk Roving  (Read 3782 times)
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« on: October 18, 2005 10:33:12 AM »

Hi there!

I was wondering if there was anyone out there that could walk me through dyeing some yummy silk roving I picked up at Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool?  (Or perhaps someone knows of a good instructional website?)

I want to make sure I pick the best type of dye and technique for the job- I want to make sure I'm not gonna wreck 16 oz of silk!   Wink

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2005 01:24:28 PM »

Hey there! See Sara Lamb's blog about dyeing silk -- she is the queen of vibrant silk! The October 11th entry gives all details...


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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2005 02:00:04 AM »

I'm a One-Shot Dye addict.  A friend taught me three years ago, and I never switched back to the other possibilities.  It's made by ProChemical, http://www.prochemical.com/catalog/oneshot.htm, and they sell a starter kit with 3 little jars and instructions and stuff... I now have close to a dozen different colours.  Yes, I am a spinning addict.

The best part is that all you have to do is add the powder to water and nothing else!  (I hate dealing with white vinegar, etc...)  It's colorfast and stable, and only dyes protein fibers like silk and wool.  It's really good for handpainting, too.  My Guild uses it for beginning roving painting workshops.

Hope this helps  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2005 02:20:56 PM »

oh my goodness thank you so much for that link!  I was looking for a perfect easy dye and that seems to be it, good price too! Cheesy

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