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Old 09-03-2006, 03:08 PM   #1
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Bleeding Longies :(

I made some longies from 100purewool yarn and they keep bleeding. I have rinsed and rinsed on cold. They have ruined ds' sheets and have bled on the dipes underneath (those wash out). I guess I am going to try to soak them in vinegar water today....do you use cold water too? Thanks.

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Re: Bleeding Longies :(

use the white vinegar, let them soak in white vinegar and lukewarm water for a couple of hours, rinse, lanolize and you should be good to go!
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Old 09-03-2006, 03:11 PM   #3
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Re: Bleeding Longies :(

use at least warm water....if the colors aren't too contrasting (like red and green) you can actually cook them in the crock pot....mix cold water and vinegar and put the crock pot on low so that it all comes up to the hot temperature at the same rate (so you don't shock the wool) let them cook a few hours, and then turn it off....let it cool on it's own....also try washing with some harsh dish soap like Dawn...that junk seems to really strip out excess dyes. If they are really contrasting colors then do NOT do the crock pot thing, of all your colors will bleed together and you'll have muddy longies
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