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« on: April 20, 2008 06:32:51 AM »

I have some pure viscose to dye and spin here and I was wondering if I should do things in one specific way. I know I have the right kind of dye, as I've dyed viscose yarn with it before. But roving/tops scare me a little. I know it won't felt (doh!) but is there some danger of damaging the fiber? When I dyed the yarn I imersed it in the dyes, but I was thinking of using the stove to set the roving.

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008 07:54:19 AM »

I'm wondering what sort of dye is the right sort myself.  I have discovered acid dyes don't work at all.   Undecided  Actually, it's fine, because it's a blend, and it looks kinda like I intended it to look that way.   Cheesy

But as for yarn vs roving, although I have never done viscose as a roving, I have steamed roving in bundles wrapped up in saran wrap, or put it in for immersion dyeing, or hot pour - which is when you get the bath up to temperature, and then add the dye.  I tie it in places, like you do with yarn, so that it remains a cohesive unit.  Either way is fine.  What seems to me the danger, and this is only with feltable rovings, is in the rinsing and the drying. 

« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008 08:38:04 PM »

I immersion dyed some viscose top in the same dye bath as some cotton and some ramie using Procion mx dyes.  All 3 dyed beautifully.

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