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Post by Neak1 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:00 pm

Dye it with dylon and hope for the best? :lol: :oops:
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Post by Zoes Mum » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:21 am

Just adding to the links. Don't think this one is on here.

Dyeing with food colouring/cake dyes:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/FEATdyeyourown.html

Just had my first attempt. Have been meaning to do it for ages and then when I couldn't find enough of the same colour to knit up an idea I had it suddenly dawned on me "dye some of the white or cream". This site was a huge help and I'm really pleased with the outcome.
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Post by stilestribe » Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:55 am

I have some baby pink Tekapo yarn, would I be able to dye that boyish colours? Would it take the colour?

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Post by sable » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:10 pm

stilestribe wrote:I have some baby pink Tekapo yarn, would I be able to dye that boyish colours? Would it take the colour?

Thanks


No reason why you couldn't overdye it. Just keep in mind that the pink will likely affect the end colour. Colours like brown would probably be fine, and possibly dark blue and dark green, though I'd test on those colours first.
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Post by ariayla » Wed May 19, 2010 8:48 pm

Schweppes Raspberry Cordial dyes the most beautiful shade of red and smells pretty. I was desperate for red dye and couldnt be arsed going to the shop..little bit of white vingear and wahlah!!

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Post by mamacas » Wed May 19, 2010 8:51 pm

ariayla wrote:Schweppes Raspberry Cordial dyes the most beautiful shade of red and smells pretty. I was desperate for red dye and couldnt be arsed going to the shop..little bit of white vingear and wahlah!!



yum yum, pics please :mrgreen:

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Post by daydream97 » Wed May 19, 2010 8:54 pm

mamacas wrote:
ariayla wrote:Schweppes Raspberry Cordial dyes the most beautiful shade of red and smells pretty. I was desperate for red dye and couldnt be arsed going to the shop..little bit of white vingear and wahlah!!



yum yum, pics please :mrgreen:


ditto that :mrgreen:
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Post by emmapea » Wed May 19, 2010 10:51 pm

daydream97 wrote:
mamacas wrote:
ariayla wrote:Schweppes Raspberry Cordial dyes the most beautiful shade of red and smells pretty. I was desperate for red dye and couldnt be arsed going to the shop..little bit of white vingear and wahlah!!



yum yum, pics please :mrgreen:


ditto that :mrgreen:


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Post by ariayla » Thu May 20, 2010 10:51 am

Sorry guys, I cant get a decent photo. I dyed some merino fabric last night but its only picked up the colour in a tie dye effect. Everytime I take a pic it comes out orange or washed out. Might have to get some wool to try it on to get a better pic.

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