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Hand dyed yarn - colour running??

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Hand dyed yarn - colour running??

Postby lollipoplizzie » Sat May 02, 2009 9:51 pm

Is it normal for the colour to still be coming out of yarn that's been washed/lanolised five times? :shock:

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Re: Hand dyed yarn - colour running??

Postby clairelana » Sat May 02, 2009 9:55 pm

Yes its quite normal. You can soak it in vinegar that will fix it. :wink:

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Re: Hand dyed yarn - colour running??

Postby lollipoplizzie » Sat May 02, 2009 10:02 pm

Pheew! Thanks for replying. Will the vinegar take the lanolin out?

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Re: Hand dyed yarn - colour running??

Postby babyroo » Sat May 02, 2009 10:06 pm

How much colour is coming out? Is it coming out when you wash or just when it's soaking?

Some colours will bleed a bit no matter how much they are rinsed/fixed. Also some of the fragrance/essential oils in scented lanolin can make colours bleed.

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Re: Hand dyed yarn - colour running??

Postby lollipoplizzie » Sat May 02, 2009 10:10 pm

It's definitely when it's soaking but it doesn't take long to start - mind you, I am using scented lanolin, I hadn't realised it caused the colours to come out.

I took some pictures of the most recent time I lanolised (fifth time) - LHS is just plain water obviously!


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Re: Hand dyed yarn - colour running??

Postby Louise » Sat May 02, 2009 10:11 pm

babyroo wrote:Some colours will bleed a bit no matter how much they are rinsed/fixed. Also some of the fragrance/essential oils in scented lanolin can make colours bleed.


WSS. A small amount of colour comes out of my woollies every time I lanolise them.

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Re: Hand dyed yarn - colour running??

Postby babyroo » Sat May 02, 2009 10:14 pm

I wouldn't worry too much about a bit of colour loss like that.

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Re: Hand dyed yarn - colour running??

Postby clairelana » Sat May 02, 2009 10:27 pm

babyroo wrote:I wouldn't worry too much about a bit of colour loss like that.


WSS, I wouldn't bother. ITs not much at all.

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Re: Hand dyed yarn - colour running??

Postby lollipoplizzie » Sun May 03, 2009 3:58 pm

Ok, thanks ladies. :hug:


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