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Old 06-25-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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Dying Roving...
Is it best to dye the roving or the spun yarn?
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Old 06-25-2007, 04:42 PM   #2
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Personally, I prefer dyeing the roving...spinning up a whole bunch of natural colored roving would drive me batty. I mean, I've done it, and lived to tell the tale, ;-) but I much prefer spinning colored roving and seeing how the colors take shape and interact when I ply them. :D
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Old 06-25-2007, 04:54 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Julie View Post
Personally, I prefer dyeing the roving...spinning up a whole bunch of natural colored roving would drive me batty. I mean, I've done it, and lived to tell the tale, ;-) but I much prefer spinning colored roving and seeing how the colors take shape and interact when I ply them. :D
Would you do it the same way you would for bare yarn?
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Old 06-26-2007, 03:49 AM   #4
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Dyeing the roving gives the yarn a deeper, richer, truer color.

It's where the expression "dyed in the wool" came from.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:06 PM   #5
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I've dyed both ways and don't have a preference, and yes you do the dye the same way weather its already spun or not. You just have to be a little more carefull that the raw fiber doesn't fall apart on you. I always end up with my hands covered in loose fiber...lol
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