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Lady Violet 04-03-2009 01:05 AM

question about overdying
 
I am knitting these (scroll down just a bit) out of KP's Swish (superwash merino) in black. I want to overdye them with either purple or red. Should I soak/block them before I overdye, or just soak them in preparation to overdye? Can I do both at once, or should I do one at a time?

TIA!

mullerslanefarm 04-03-2009 09:29 AM

I'd soak them, dye them, block them....

Lady Violet 04-03-2009 05:14 PM

That's what I was thinking. Thanks! Together, or one at a time?

mullerslanefarm 04-04-2009 05:11 PM

Definitely together so you can be sure the color is the same on both!!

knitasha 04-04-2009 05:42 PM

Just curious, since I haven't done any dyeing (except for boiling some white mitts in Red Zinger tea):How well will red or purple show up on black yarn?

Lady Violet 04-04-2009 08:49 PM

Cyndi, that's what I figured, but then my overactive brain thought, "But what if one mitt gets selfish and starts soaking up all the dye and not sharing with the other mitt?" :teehee: Together makes more sense, though.

Lady Violet 04-04-2009 08:52 PM

knitasha, it would be very, very dark. This will be my first time as I'm just starting my foray into the world of acid dying, so pretty much everything I'm doing at this point is a first for me. Now I'm actually thinking about what fuschia might do. I need to mix up some stock first though to see what color fuschia is exactly. I think the word fuschia could probably be used to describe about 20 different colors. Don't worry, I'll definitely be posting pictures when I'm done.

knitasha 04-05-2009 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Lady Violet (Post 1220060)
knitasha, it would be very, very dark. This will be my first time as I'm just starting my foray into the world of acid dying, so pretty much everything I'm doing at this point is a first for me. Now I'm actually thinking about what fuschia might do. I need to mix up some stock first though to see what color fuschia is exactly. I think the word fuschia could probably be used to describe about 20 different colors. Don't worry, I'll definitely be posting pictures when I'm done.


LV-- Do you have Deb Menz' book, "Color in Spinning.?" Even though I haven't yet ventured into dyeing, it is so full of inspiration and clear information. I think it went out of print for a while and was brought back by popular demand.


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