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« on: June 30, 2007 12:20:16 AM »

I was checking out the weaving board. (discussion and questions) and saw a girl who was asking about weaving with huge novelty yarns. I'm interested in that too, but at the end she put up a link which I of course followed. Most of it is in French (which luckily I took in high school and a little in college). Anyway, I've never thought to dye with crepe paper before but now that I see it being done, the whole -crepe paper getting wet and dyeing/staining everything THING seems to be in my memory somewhere.
So has anyone in the english speaking world done this? A quick google turned up some easter egg dyeing instructions with the stuff but nothing on wool or yarn. What do you guys think? I've already got my acid dyes and still some wiltons but for a newbee with limited cash and supplies this sounds like a keeper! Especially for those who live in countries where kool-aid is scarce. crepe paper is universal is it not? =0)
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007 11:27:29 PM »

I live in Australia and remember being told of a girl who coloured her hair with crepe paper in primary school.  Apparently it was done by sectioning off the hair and wrapping the sections up with long strips of paper, the wetting the whole lot and letting it dry like that.  I tried it at the time (I was probably only 11) but I only managed to stain my hands and make a mess because I was using yellow crepe on auburn hair  Roll Eyes.  So anyhow, I cannot even say that it works and I am sure it wasn't hair you wanted to know about dyeing.  But at least we know someone out there has been experimenting at least.

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2007 05:01:19 AM »

I wonder about the color fastness. Tissue and Crape papers fade extremely fast. I also wonder about after a couple of good washing. It is worth a try especially on some wool that you are not to found of. You could cut a piece of the same color paper off and place it the sun with a piece of the dyed wool. Check it in a few days and compare with some that have not been in the sun.

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