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Old 03-25-2008, 10:44 PM   #1
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Dyes Running...
I dyed my yarn with jacquard dyes, following knitpicks directions. This problem didn't occur with my last batch, but each time I rinse my yarns after their dry, the dye keeps running out of them.
Any solutions to this problem?
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:53 PM   #2
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what color did you dye? Have you tried re-setting the dyes with heat (a microwave or crockpot)? Red colors tend to have bigger particles which can lead to more run-off then other colors. HTH
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:56 PM   #3
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turquoise, teal, blue, green, and brown
I need to get a bowl to do the microwave thing.
Have you ever tried a hairdryer, or an actual dryer?
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nope. is your yarn wool? or a blend? silk and alpaca won't hold dye as well as wool...I think you can also use an oven.

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i would also say to make sure you are using enough acid (vinegar)

that happened to me once.. i was wondering why my color wouldn't take all of the way .. i forgot to add the vinegar to my dye pot!
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:15 AM   #6
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I added the vinegar. I'm using wool and cotton. Mostly cotton (1 thing of wool)
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thats the reason..cotton doesn't dye with those kind of dyes

it will take to the wool but not the cotton

you can read more about it here

http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/fiberreactive.shtml
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well darn....the cotton didn't work with the koolaid either...although it did last time...
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You might have better results with a different mordant to get the color to 'bite' into the fiber better.

I've done very little dyeing (KA or acid dyes) but have don't a bit with natural dyes. Changing the mordant will affect the out come.

You also might want to think about adding some salt to your dye pot or rinse water
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