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« on: July 30, 2014 06:37:06 AM »

I have 2 hanks (1000 yards each) of lace weight 80% merino/20% silk yarn that is a very pale green/yellow colorway. I would love for it to be a nice mossy green instead. I have zero clue how to dye anything.

1) how would a total noob go about it?
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2) Is there someplace that would do it for me? I don't mind paying to have it done. Should I ask at my LYS?

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014 06:43:34 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2016 02:05:50 PM »

Both wool and silk are protein fibers which means you can use acid dyes on them. You can even use kool-aid or food colouring with some vinegar but a wool and silk blend is so lovely, I'd suggest using a better quality acid dye like jacquard which you can get from the craft store. Smiley Because you have greens and pinks you probably won't be able to get a totally even colour from the over dye unless you go really dark, but you can definitely get tonal greens.
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