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Old 01-31-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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Dying cotton yarn?
I'd like some tips, please, on dying cotton yarn.

I just bought a 690 yard cone of Peaches and Creme and want to use some of it for my bathroom and kitchen.I basically just want to dye it a very deep purple to match everything I already have.

I read you can't use Kool-Aid because it will only stain cotton, not really dye it. Will Rit or Dylon work?
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:35 PM   #2
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I found a few links that might help.
http://yarngear.blogspot.com/2006/08...tton-yarn.html
http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/dyelog/...115/index.html
http://dharmatrading.com/html/eng/2934904-AA.shtml
http://www.cottonspinning.com/dying.htm
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