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Old 05-11-2006, 02:50 PM   #1
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Bleeding wool?

Is there any way to stop the dye bleeding from my wool? Or is it something I just have to deal with?
It makes me sad to see all that pretty color run down the drain!

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Is the wool getting faded, or is it just excess dye? I would hate that too!
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On one of my pull-on covers, the wool actually seems to be fading. So sad!
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Oh, that is sad! I'm so sorry!
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Re: Bleeding wool?

Soaking or rinsing dyed wool in a vinegar water solution stops the dye from bleeding. Too hot or too cold can make the dye bleed, too. Ideal temp is 86 degress F, too cool for a bath, but too warm to drink. Not washing enough and using too much soap can also cause dye to bleed more. Also, fragrance oils are not recommended for dyed wool (essential oils are ok, though).

You can read more about it at http://www.sudzndudz.com/index.php/action/use_and_care/

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Old 05-11-2006, 09:52 PM   #6
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Re: Bleeding wool?

Put your wool in a microwave safe bowl with enough water to cover it and vinegar - maybe 1/4 cup, cover and microwave for 2 minutes. Allow it to cool and then microwave again for another 2 minutes. That should take care of the problem.

Some colors bleed more than others. I've had covers that bleed off and on forever because I get too lazy to microwave them. But, it should help set the color.
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Re: Bleeding wool?

The vinegar whould help, but dark colors tend to bleed. They don't usually stain, just bleed.

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