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pinefield
« on: October 07, 2012 05:25:28 AM »

This is my first time here. So here goes. I wish to dye wool and get a cranberry color. I normally just use kool-ade and similar brands. Could I take and crush up cranberries add water and vinegar to dye wool?
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AlpacaNanny
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012 05:39:37 AM »

I have not done much dyeing with naural plant materials, so I googled "dyeing wool with cranberries" and got several good hits.  Sounds like it works.  One consideration - if it would be colorfast.....
Louise 
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Alexus1325
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012 09:23:13 AM »

Yeah, you may have to mordant it, and some mordants can be quite toxic and/or difficult to find. Cruise around some websites dedicated to dying with natural materials and you should get a pretty good idea of how to do it.

Good luck Cheesy
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pinefield
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012 07:09:45 PM »

Thank you both for answering me. Maybe some vinegar would do it. I'll check on the web.
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