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Old 05-04-2007, 08:51 AM   #1
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Dyeing Plant-based Yarn
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!

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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
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would tie-dye dye work? it is generaly used for cotton t-shirts, so i would *think* it would work. youcould check a local craft store if you dont want to buy online.
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