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Old 06-27-2007, 12:16 PM   #11
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Would you use the same type of dye to dye linen?
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:47 AM   #12
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Thanks, Walter! I can now dye my wool and not be nervous about it!

Also, I think I read somewhere that the issue with kool-aid wasn't just washing, it was light.

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Old 06-28-2007, 12:56 PM   #13
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KoolAid, I have read, works only on protein fibers, which is why it can be used to dye hair and wool. Cotton, I think, would be considered more of a starch, like wood.

I don't know how dying cotton ease would work. Seems like the synthetic part might not take the dye as well so you could probably dye it but may not be able to end up with a very vibrant color.

Interesting to read about the Rit. I dyed an Ikea chair cover with purple rit and it came out looking great but after one wash it is faded already somewhat. Fortunately you don't have to wash chair covers too often.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:20 PM   #14
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Cotton is a plant fiber.
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