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Old 12-31-2007, 05:59 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by photolady View Post
This site says Food Colorings are a subset of the class of dyes known as Acid Dyes. They can be used to dye protein fibers only: that is, wool, silk, and also sometimes nylon. Heat is required; room-temperature dyeing will usually produce much less washfast results.
Is acrylic yarn, nylon?
Ah! I thought you were dyeing wool! Yes, Kool-Aid will only work for protein fibers. Acrylic is man-made, not protein. You can try it, but it will probably wash out, and all your work would be for nothing. I've never tried dyeing acrylic before, so I don't know how to help you with that.
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