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Old 07-06-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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dying interlock wool??

What is the best and easiest way to dye wool interlock? Also, does anyone know how to create designs or tye dye patterns on it like the chelory does with her wool? Should I felt my wool when I get it, then dye it and then cut it? What do you all recommend?

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Re: dying interlock wool??

Nothing like wool! It isnt too bad to do, washer method is the best way to get nice even color, but it will felt it.
Here is what I do.
fill the washer with hot water, toss in the dye and let it agitate.
then after 5 minutes, add 1-2 cups of vinegar.
let it agitate about 20 minutes. then let it spin out. the dye should have exhausted and then you can rinse and let dry.
The tie dye is similar to the way the dye bamboo, using shaving cream etc.
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Re: dying interlock wool??

Ok thanks! That does sound easy. So I can do the shaving cream method on the wool? I purchased the wool from you btw. I bought the feltable interlock. What's the diffreence between the feltable and the washable wool interlock?

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the feltable shrinks when you wash it, it felts up. the washable is a superwash, it does not shrink as much. The washable takes dye easier, it is the one she uses for the swirl looking thing.
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What dye do you recommend for the feltable wool?
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acid dye works the best. I get it from pro chemical, but you can also use Dharma
Or sabraset dyes
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Re: dying interlock wool??

I heard you could use cool-aid. If nothing else, it's worth a shot!
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