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Old 08-29-2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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immersion dying already painted yarn?
I'm not going to get into gory details, but I had a lovely handpainted sock yarn that I.... mistreated, and in order to use it, I decided to re-hank it, soak it, etc. For one thing, I'm having trouble getting the kink to relax, but the other, the bleeding in each soak (3 or 4 attempts to relax it, each with vinegar and Soak wash) really left it sort of drab looking.

Since I can't really use the yarn for its intended purpose now anyway, was thinking of just grabbing some Kool-Aid at the store in a color already contained in the hank and immersion dyeing it, but I'm wondering if that's just going to make like a brown mish mosh color or will the dye only pick up where the fiber is no longer saturated? Is this just a bad idea?

Thanks a bunch!
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