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[Crochet] Dyeing Cotton

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Post time: 2018-6-1 06:27
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Hello all,

I have some lovely 10ply cotton to make some shopping bags with, but it is all white. I would like to dye it up, but would love some hints and tips to do it please.

What do you use to dye your yarn?
What curing method do you use?
Is there a special way to dye it to ensure nice pooling?
Anything I should absolutely avoid?

Thanks in advance!
KJ xx

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Post time: 2018-6-2 13:53
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Post time: 2018-6-12 01:46
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I did not paint crochet thread. I paint a floss. I prefer natural dyes: tea, coffee, berries, herbs. Threads can be dyed by immersion in a color solution or boiled in a "brine". If you're interested, write a comment I'll try to explain.
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Post time: 2018-6-12 17:10
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I've dyed a bit of cotton. It's much more difficult than wool. You need to use a dye for cellulose fibres like Procion mx and the fixative is aLOT of salt and a pool chemical. If you are serious about it google is your friend. A more approachable dye is the sachets (eg dylon) that you can get at the supermarket. Those have clear instructions on the package and that method is much less expensive. To make sure your dyed yarn has uneven colour don't agitate it as much and put part of the skein into the bath earlier than the rest.

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Great information. I already made a wall hanging with 100% cotton,would I dye it the same way? I have only used R*t dye( on t-shirts) and I am afraid of shrinkage with using boiling water. Any ideas?  Post time 2018-7-16 00:25
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Post time: 2018-8-28 23:06
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I think is not very easy to get a good result, because sometimes dye disappears after several washes..It is only my opinion...
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Post time: 2018-9-3 06:26
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try some Rit dye for cotton
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Post time: 2018-9-4 15:45
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You don't need to use heat with fibre reactive dyes. That's acid dyes (for proteins eg wool silk). The supermarket dyes like Dylon and rit are not as colourfast as procion dyes. To get ombré cloth you need to dip a little at a time starting at the tip with the lightest colour and adding more dye and dipping less fabric every time. GIYF
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Post time: 2018-9-24 23:45
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Very nice
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Post time: 2018-10-20 01:11
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good luck!
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