Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

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Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

Post by Misp » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:23 pm

I see on the their website it says to check dye to ensure compatibility, so would you be able to dye it with food colouring?

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Re: Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

Post by Minty » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:27 pm

Yes you can, I've dyed it no problems with Wilton gel colourings, and I'm sure others have used other food colourings. :)
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Re: Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

Post by Misp » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:25 am

8-) awesome ive placed my order

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Re: Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

Post by nova » Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:11 am

I've done it with liquid food colouring (gel is better!!) and it doesn't work so well if you paint the dye on, but immersing it does work. It doesn't get quite as solid as you would get from non-MW wool though. I haven't tried that yarn with gels, but have had better results with gels than liquid with other yarns, so I guess the same would apply :)

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Re: Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

Post by Misp » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:41 pm

nova wrote:I've done it with liquid food colouring (gel is better!!) and it doesn't work so well if you paint the dye on, but immersing it does work. It doesn't get quite as solid as you would get from non-MW wool though. I haven't tried that yarn with gels, but have had better results with gels than liquid with other yarns, so I guess the same would apply :)

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Hmm I only have liquid, I guess i'll just do a few test runs before dying up the whole lot.

If anyone has pics of there food colouring dye jobs I would love to see them

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Re: Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

Post by nova » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:11 pm

These are some that our playgroup did, all with food colouring (cos people didn't like the idea of acid dyes), the finer yarns are skeinz MW (sorry the pic is huge!!)
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and this is a gradient I did at the same time for me using the MW -

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(you can kinda see how the colours aren't *quite* solid..)

I've got more, but not using the skeinz stuff :)
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Post by Minty » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:29 pm

I dyed these three yarns using Wilton food colours ('scuse the buttons etc. that is the only photo I have of this swap yarn).

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And these felted slippers:

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If you're on Ravelry, you can see these slippers from plain yarn through to dyed and felted here:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Benji/f ... rs-ac-14-2
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Re: Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

Post by nova » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:35 pm

Especially love the purply-blue Nic! And the second one is almost identical to some Touch Yarns dk that I knit a cowl for myself from :alright:
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Post by Minty » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:37 pm

And the second one is almost identical to some Touch Yarns dk that I knit a cowl for myself from :alright:
I love that colour, hence why the top I'm wearing right now is that colour (bought, not made though), plus the slippers are mine, but the Garden City Scarf (designed by our clever Shortly) was a pressie for my sister - she loves the colour too. :lol:
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Re: Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

Post by redhead » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:41 pm

i use food grade dyes on all my yarn 8-) 8-)
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Re: Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

Post by Misp » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:52 pm

OMG I love those green slippers!
You ladys all have awsome dye jobs, I hope mine turns out half as good
redhead wrote:i use food grade dyes on all my yarn 8-) 8-)
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Re: Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

Post by odettenz » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:52 pm

redhead wrote:i use food grade dyes on all my yarn 8-) 8-)

Do you mind me asking what dyes you use Hannah? I've got a couple of the Vintage purls ones but I want to get a bigger variety of colours & I have no idea where to get them from.

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Re: Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

Post by odettenz » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:53 pm

redhead wrote:i use food grade dyes on all my yarn 8-) 8-)

Do you mind me asking what dyes you use Hannah? I've got a couple of the Vintage purls ones but I want to get a bigger variety of colours & I have no idea where to get them from.

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Re: Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

Post by Misp » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:29 pm

Well heres my effort, dd took one look at it & informed me she doesn't like it :roll: I guess I wont be knitting it up for her then
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Re: Skeinz MW + food colouring ?

Post by Mrs Shavas » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:41 pm

ohhh lovely!
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