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AishaCelia
« on: March 07, 2006 03:00:27 PM »

Hey everyone,

I was wondering of anyone has used Country Classic Dyes? I have been trying to dye roving multiple colors. But, all that happens is half way through the 30 minutes it all blends together.

I am using a large pot on the stove and just enough water to cover the roving. Should I do the baking dish in the oven way? I don't have a microwave so that's out of the question.

If anyone can help, it would so appreciated.

Thanks for reading
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Lufah
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2006 03:44:30 PM »

I really like dyeing in roaster ovens (Hamilton Beach sells a great big one for around $35) or crock pots.  I put in enough water so the yarn or roving floats a bit, and then pours the dye on top.  I'll blend it in a little bit, and then cook for an hour, adding acid halfway through (I've never used the Country Classic dyes, so I'm not sure if you need to add acid to those or not).  But there's no stirring, or checking on a pot on top of the stove every few minutes or anything like that.  And the colors seem to stay pretty much where you put them, provided you don't add too much water to the container.  Can you tell I love the roasting ovens?  I'd say it's very much worth the money to buy one if you're going to do a lot of dyeing.  You can probably find some at garage sales or Goodwill, too!
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AishaCelia
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006 05:04:41 PM »

Thanks Lufah, I'll give it a try. I'm heading to target in the morning to pick one up!
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2006 02:23:10 PM »

Oooooh, I loooooove Country Classics.  I'm a crockpot dyer mostly.  But, painting can be fun.  My Guild tries to hit Goodwill frequently to get crockpots for $4 or less  Grin
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