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Old 01-16-2006, 11:17 AM   #21
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Carolyn, Q for you...I had read that you don't *need* to use acid dyes with animal fibers (just plant fibers)...do you use them because the colors are richer?
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:57 PM   #22
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Julie,

2 reasons I use the acid dyes. The first being that it is much easier (I have done natural dyeing also, but it requires boiling the yarn in a solution of alum, and is more time consuming). Natural dyeing also involves some calculations and weighing, etc., which is okay, but I have to be in a certain mood to do it. Also, I can get a whole range of colors using the commercial dyes!!!!

Also, I do find the colors are richer with the acid dyes, which by the way, don't work for plant fibers. You have to use a fiber reactive dye with them.
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:48 PM   #23
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I think Caro is saving all of her natural-dyeing energy to turn my WOTA into Indigo! That's how much she me!
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Old 01-16-2006, 03:24 PM   #24
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I think Caro is saving all of her natural-dyeing energy to turn my WOTA into Indigo! That's how much she me !
Oh, how you do run on!!!!!
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hehe... I do tend to embellish just a bit, don't I?
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hehe... I do tend to embellish just a bit, don't I?
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