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Old 05-10-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
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is there anyone here that does this? i'm thinking that when mil makes me soakers i'll probably want them tie-dyed.

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Old 05-10-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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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.

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can it be done after they're made or does it need to be done before?
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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).
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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.
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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.
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