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Old 02-23-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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is Andean Silk & Andean Silk Twist dyeable?

Andean Silk & Andean Silk Twist in cream....

can i dye this? i like it but i need a pale pink for my nieces sweater projects....and i would love to beable to customize the sweaters as much as possible... thanks!
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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I think it depends on the dye process... Koolaid will dye animal products, but I'm not sure about silk (which is in that yarn).

Can you email KP?
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Yes, it should take dye just fine. Both the alpaca and silk are protein fibers which can be dyed just like wool... ie: kool-aid, acid dyes etc.
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thanks! i thoughtit would but i wasnt sure about the silk yay
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My experience is that silk takes the color better than wool does. I get very bright colors with silk vs the wool. I'm guessing you'll get three different, yet the same, colors. Each may take up the dye a bit differently. It'll be gorgeous, very unique! Be sure to share pics. I think dying blends is such a wonderful adventure!
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You might want to shoot KP an email to ask them. It seems like they'd offer it as one of their dyeable yarns if it were dyeable. KWIM?
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