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Old 11-13-2007, 05:54 PM   #1
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Can I dye oiled wool yarn?
I have a bunch of older skeins of Patons Aran-Style Pure Wool that says clearly on the skein band that it is OILED. The band looks oiled too. All of this yarn is the natural aran color. I want to make my husband a sweater out of it, but this color is not a favorite of either of us. Can I dye it? Have you done it? And do you have any suggestions about type of dye or methods? I am totally new at dyeing. Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:30 AM   #2
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You will want to soak the wool in detergent and hot water before you dye it. Dyes will not penetrate the oil

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