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stacyk9
09-14-2008, 11:09 PM
I am making some washcloths in sugar n cream yarn, and I'm wondering if the colors run when washed.

tokmom
09-14-2008, 11:34 PM
I never had any problems. Not a run issue, but I do take mine out of the dryer when damp and do a quick tug and pull. It helps them keep their shape and with getting them out damp, any fade from excessive heat.

RachelGrumstrup
09-15-2008, 12:00 AM
I have had the dark brown color bleed when washed. This particular color also seems susceptible to being bleached out by color-safe stain removers.

suzeeq
09-15-2008, 12:09 AM
I've had darker colors fade on my tank top, but I wanted them more muted anyway. Since it was dark, I washed it with darker clothes so didn't notice if they bled.

tokmom
09-15-2008, 08:22 AM
Really you guys? Have I been lucky? I have done primary colors and have had no problems. I guess I will be more careful in the future.

khaosx5
09-15-2008, 09:15 AM
I've never had any problems with the colours bleeding...
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GinnyG
09-15-2008, 09:16 AM
The brighter colors will run, they also fad significantly. But after a few washings they are ok.

stacyk9
09-15-2008, 09:47 AM
Thanks for the responses. I am making several washcloths for a friend who is having a baby and one of the colors is dark brown, which is the one I was worried about and I see above that RachelGrumstump has had problems with this color. I will definitely wash this one by itself as one of my other colors I'm using is white! Don't want those two together!! Thanks for all the info.!

suzeeq
09-15-2008, 10:45 AM
My colors only faded after several washes, probably because I like to use warm water. I just don't see washing clothes in cold water, it doesn't dissolve skin oils and such from clothes so I don't think they get clean. No bleeding of one color into another though. I separate my laundry by darks and lights though.

momwolf
09-15-2008, 11:14 AM
I have made hats out of this and I always soak in vinegar and dish soap before I give them away,the vinegar sets the color so they don't bleed.

cftwo
09-15-2008, 12:19 PM
After having them bleed when I do dishes, I always wash them with like colors.

stacyk9
09-15-2008, 01:12 PM
I have made hats out of this and I always soak in vinegar and dish soap before I give them away,the vinegar sets the color so they don't bleed.

Great tip! Thanks, momwolf. I'm going to give this a try!!