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« on: September 05, 2014 08:38:32 AM »

My first adventure in yarn dyeing and have just one question before making a final decision on method: has anyone tried using a tie-dye kit?

I will be dyeing a lace weight 100% alpaca, so any advise would be welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014 01:31:57 PM »

I haven't tried it myself, but I came across this tutorial just today; maybe it helps?

http://www.freshstitches.com/tutorial-how-to-tie-dye-rainbow-gradient-yarn/
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2016 09:16:28 PM »

Often tie dye kits are for cellulose (plant) fibres, not protein fibres.  However, with some tweaks you can use fibre reactive dyes (assuming that's what's in your kit) on protein fibres, but you have to be careful and follow other directions than what is on the kit. I believe they have instructions at Dharma Trading Co., but I 'm not 100% sure.
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