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« on: January 13, 2008 09:14:17 PM »

Can it be done? With what?
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yea, i knit with acrylic. what are you gonna do about it?
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008 07:19:21 AM »

as far as i know you can't, but i was bored one day and i did manage to dye white acrylic with kool-aid. instead of it ending up dark green, it was light green. so i guess you can use red kool-aid to dye white yarm pink. i kept it in teh pot for over an hour too
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008 08:23:06 AM »

I didn't think that Kool Aide would work for that but I found this article about dyeing acrylics...

http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/acrylic.shtml

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008 11:46:45 AM »

Alright, thanks.

Kool Aid doesn't exist on my side of the world.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008 11:56:53 AM »

You'd have to use an acid dye from what I understand. Acrylic yarn is basically a plastic so natural dyes won't stay like they do in natural fibers.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008 01:14:12 PM »

It really can't be done. Acid dyes are best for protien fiber and acrylic isn't protien it's plastic.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008 07:11:08 PM »

It really can't be done. Acid dyes are best for protien fiber and acrylic isn't protien it's plastic.
AHH! that makes sense.
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008 10:33:47 PM »

poop. I was all excited that someone had a way to dye acrylics. You might try over on the dyeing board.
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