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Old 12-21-2011, 11:21 AM   #1
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Help! the dye ran onto a lighter color
I just finished a mammoth Norwegian scarf, blocked it, and discovered that the darker color ran into the off-white color. It looks bad.
I have Synthrapol and Retayne (for cotton) which I've used for quilting fabrics that ran and they worked. I'm heartsick. The yarn is wool.
Any help is truly appreciated.
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Old 12-21-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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That does happen sometimes. Always do a swatch and wash it like you're going to be washing the finished object (ie machine or hand wash). That will let you know ahead of time that it may be a problem.

I don't know if there is anything you can do that will 100% get rid of it, but maybe one of those things you toss in the wash that sucks up excess dye?
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:17 PM   #3
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When I'm not sure I use the Color catcher that you can get that goes in the wash. It sure catched the spare dyes that might bleed.
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