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dplantlady
05-04-2007, 08:51 AM
Hi all,

Has anyone here ever done this? I bought some 100% bamboo yarn in a lovely dark blue and plain white last year and I'd like to try to dye one of the white skeins to a variegated to work a pattern that calls for 3 different yarn colors.

If you could direct me to any good websites or directions, I'd really appreciate it!

Diane

Julie
05-04-2007, 09:51 AM
I think that bamboo would need to be dyed with fiber reactive dyes, like other plant fibers. Info here:

http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/fiberreactive.shtml

I can tell you for sure that acid dyes don't work...I know that from experience :D

jeanius80
05-04-2007, 01:58 PM
would tie-dye dye work? it is generaly used for cotton t-shirts, so i would *think* it would work. :shrug: youcould check a local craft store if you dont want to buy online.