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knitpurlgurl
06-08-2009, 03:41 PM
I'm going to try crockpot dyeing some yarn with food-grade dye. Any suggestions? Tips? Tricks? Thanks in advance!

Foxyie
06-11-2009, 08:37 AM
I'm going to try crockpot dyeing some yarn with food-grade dye. Any suggestions? Tips? Tricks? Thanks in advance!

first i have to ask what the fiber content of the yarn is.. if it's mostly wool.. you're good..

cotton won't dye with food dyes and i wouldn't try on synthetics

soak the yarn for at least 10-15 minutes before you add the colors.. that way the dye will have an easier time of entering the yarn more evenly

don't forget your acid.. vinegar! the color won't stay without it

and be sure to have fun!