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katiebug081504
04-16-2008, 12:19 PM
I've never done this before...

Is it pretty much the same process as dyeing yarn? Or does it require any extra work?

Will the fibers get all matty?

How should I do it? On the stove?

Do Jacquard Dyes work?

mullerslanefarm
04-17-2008, 01:02 PM
Katie,
Depends on how you are going to dye the roving.

You can immerse the roving into the dye (either stove top or crockpot), you can lay the roving out and dye in spots, splashes, stripes, et al (then wrap in plastic wrap, roll up and put in microwave in short bursts or on a steamer rack until hot).

Sometimes the roving will get a little matted, but you should be able to draft it.

Jenn_Knitter
04-20-2008, 11:45 PM
I've never done this before...

Is it pretty much the same process as dyeing yarn? Or does it require any extra work?

Will the fibers get all matty?

How should I do it? On the stove?

Do Jacquard Dyes work?

Hi there! Dyeing fiber can be done in many different ways. Some dyes only respond to wool, others respond better with cellulose fibers. Jacquard acid dyes are best used for dyeing wool, silk and alpaca, whereas you would need a Procion MX dye for cellulose fibers such as cotton, linen and ramie and rayon.

I use Jacquard Acid Dye on my wool roving and have wonderful results.

Here is a great video on youTube on how to dye roving with Jacquard dyes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMYvj-XUzhQ