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RE: [LR_Cos] Dyeing questions

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  • Maureen Conklin
    http://www.dharmatrading.com/info/dyeing_wool.html Silk can be tub dyed with cold water using the same method as for cotton. The colors on silk are not as
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      http://www.dharmatrading.com/info/dyeing_wool.html

      "Silk can be tub dyed with cold water using the same method as for cotton.
      The colors on silk are not as predictable nor the same as on cotton. Mixed
      colors tend to shift one way or another. But it is so easy compared to hot
      dyeing that it is well worth trying. Soda ash will take away some of the
      sheen of silk and can give silk more of a stonewashed appearance unless
      exposure is limited. To avoid that, try the vinegar method below."

      They suggest the Procion dyes for rayon, but they have those acid dyes for
      wool and silk, too. I'd just call them up and ask about dyeing silk/rayon
      velvet. 1-800-542-5227

      ~ M.

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    • Maureen Conklin
      More info from http://www.dharmatrading.com/cgi-bin/faq.cgi?query=tub+dye Procion® MX - For painting or tub dyeing. Dyes the cellulose (cotton/hemp) like the
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        More info from http://www.dharmatrading.com/cgi-bin/faq.cgi?query=tub+dye

        "Procion� MX - For painting or tub dyeing. Dyes the cellulose (cotton/hemp)
        like the color chart. Often the protein(silk) comes out a different color,
        especially colors with blue in them-most of the blue will be absent on the
        silk- so for example, with #18 deep purple, you would get purple pile (the
        rayon) and raspberry backing (the silk) on devore velvet. Very cool!!
        Careful, soda ash is hard on the silk. Limit the time of exposure, or use
        baking soda instead, and steam, microwave or simmer on the stove. Procion� H
        -For painting. Dyes the cellulose and the protein the same color.
        Acid Dye for Wool and Silk - For tub dyeing. Dyes the silk really well,
        stains the cellulose a much lighter shade."

        HTH! :-)

        ~ M.

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