Cloth Diapers & Parenting Community - DiaperSwappers.com

Cloth Diapers & Parenting Community - DiaperSwappers.com (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/index.php)
-   Diaper Chatter and Q & A (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=10)
-   -   dyeing wool (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4971)

marymom 05-10-2006 04:50 PM

dyeing wool
 
is there anyone here that does this? i'm thinking that when mil makes me soakers i'll probably want them tie-dyed. :hugegrin:

sunshynemama 05-10-2006 05:37 PM

Re: dyeing wool
 
I do :).

Here is my gallery, http://www.elementalmuse.com/~stitch...19b572241eec6b

I have some undyed BFL in now, and will be getting some Targhee toward the end of the month.

Marina

marymom 05-10-2006 05:41 PM

Re: dyeing wool
 
can it be done after they're made or does it need to be done before?

sunshynemama 05-10-2006 05:59 PM

Re: dyeing wool
 
It needs to be done before if you want the stripe-y type look, http://www.elementalmuse.com/~stitch...ndex.php?id=44

If you do it after, you can generally dip dye 2-3 colors, and you can do that at home with kool aid packs (I have a link to a great site w/ directions if you are interested I'll look it up).

wbkt8 05-10-2006 06:35 PM

Re: dyeing wool
 
i've dyed wool before crocheting - that's lots of fun (and very doable as a novice....i had the best luck with Kool-Aid although I also tried some with Wilton's Cake Dyes). i haven't tried dying and already done up soaker...i think you might have trouble tie-dying it effectively although you could probably do a sort of calico splotchy look (but it might run together)...hard to say.

navars2 05-10-2006 08:18 PM

Re: dyeing wool
 
I've dyed yarn before knitting and playsilks with kool-aid and with food coloring. Very easy to do... I think it would be hard to tie-dye but you could hand paint or do a single color.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vB.Sponsors