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« on: August 29, 2005 01:34:12 PM »

i won an auction for 600 yards of worsted wool from ebay but the colors aren't exactly what i wanted... they're basically a rusty red, white and navy blue --- they look a bit too patriotic for me. anyhow i was thinking of adding a color to the white/natural part of the yarn (like a turquoise). i asked the seller what she used and she said gaywool dyes and prochem. i was thinking about using kool aid though... any suggestions or advice? i've never ever dyed wool before and don't want to screw this up!!!

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005 01:55:29 PM »

I am not an expert with dyeing wool, but I have overdyed (dyed over an existing color) several times.  The color you end up with is usually a combination of the color you started with and the color you overdyed with... if you're going over a dark color, there wont' be much difference, but you will see a big difference on the white/natural parts.  If you're dyeing the whole batch at once (as opposed to dipping just the white parts into cups of dye), just keep in mind that the color you use may also tint the red and blue parts of the yarn too. 

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