Dyeing Wool w/ Food Coloring & Koolaid- Rainbow & Transition

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Re: Dyeing Wool Roving: Many Methods, Including Rainbow Dying

Post by halocaustic » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:07 am

OrangeMicol wrote:something ive been interested in is how to dye wool roving UV colours- you dont see much UV wool around.
I've dyed a lot of my wool UV colours. I don't rate the Dylon dyes at all for wool, but for fabric they;re good. The only dye I use for my wool is Jacquard acid Dye as it's easy, VERY vibrant and long lasting. It's specifically for wool, silk & feathers.....

Hot Fuchsia is extremely UV reactive:
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As is the Kelly Green (you can see it in here if you look heard enough!):
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Re: Dyeing Wool Roving: Many Methods, Including Rainbow Dying

Post by shrijani » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:10 pm

Thank you for these instructions! It actually is easier then it looks :D

I just dyed my roving for the first time and I love it!!!
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Re: Dyeing Wool Roving: Many Methods, Including Rainbow Dying

Post by runningwithlola » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:06 pm

Dumb question: Can you dye it black and how? I do have some procion dye (http://www.prochemicalanddye.com/store/ ... t=0&page=1)but I guess I'd need something extra to make it work on wool.

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Re: Dyeing Wool Roving: Many Methods, Including Rainbow Dying

Post by VixenSingsBlack » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:20 am

Obviously wool can be dyed black. I'd suggest maybe starting with some wool from a black sheep, that way you don't have to go from WHITE all the way to black.

Here's a link that I think will answer your questions: http://www.pburch.net/drupal/?q=node/616

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Re: Dyeing Wool Roving: Many Methods, Including Rainbow Dying

Post by runningwithlola » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:18 am

I figured it could be dyed black, but I didn't think you could do it with food dyes or koolaid though.
Has anyone ever used the procion dyes to dye roving? I saved the directions but the dye is at my mom and dad's so it will be a while before I get to experiment.

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Re: Dyeing Wool Roving: Many Methods, Including Rainbow Dying

Post by VixenSingsBlack » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:15 pm

I dyed my second batch of felted dreads late last night. I used 14 drops of Yellow food dye and 3 drops of green. It came out a perfect Monster Flesh green! Yay! I'll post pics later. I really want to get a good color chart going of food coloring mixes.

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Re: Dyeing Wool w/ Food Coloring & Koolaid- Rainbow & Transition

Post by R31 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:33 am

:D:D:D

I chucked a bottle of Queen green food dye and a teensy splash of yellow of the same brand together and got this:

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Re: Dyeing Wool w/ Food Coloring & Koolaid- Rainbow & Transition

Post by VixenSingsBlack » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:53 am

Wilton's Ivory paste, heavily saturated:
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Generic liquid blue drops, very little used:
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Re: Dyeing Wool Roving: Many Methods, Including Rainbow Dying

Post by lalalara » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:57 am

halocaustic wrote: I've dyed a lot of my wool UV colours. I don't rate the Dylon dyes at all for wool, but for fabric they;re good. The only dye I use for my wool is Jacquard acid Dye as it's easy, VERY vibrant and long lasting. It's specifically for wool, silk & feathers.....
thanks for this-- i just ordered both of those dyes last night.

have you noticed if sun exposure makes the uv stuff less reactive?

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Re: Dyeing Wool w/ Food Coloring & Koolaid- Rainbow & Transition

Post by Stilldawn » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:02 am

This is supposed to cause wool to go UV reactive, have not tried it so do not know if it works and if you can use it on colors without causing discoloration but really want to test it out sometime...

http://www.amazon.com/Rit-Dye-Powder-Wh ... B0012DPIC4

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Re: Dyeing Wool w/ Food Coloring & Koolaid- Rainbow & Transition

Post by MrsEss » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:42 am

I've never actually soaked my roving before dying....I wet it, but never soaked. hmmmmmm.

I ave wool to dye, so will attempt soaking first, oooh & Ima doing it in the microwave. new things!! :D
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Re: Dyeing Wool w/ Food Coloring & Koolaid- Rainbow & Transition

Post by toxic trish » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:06 pm

pr4obbly a dunmb question but is it the sma emethod to dye faux roving ? also will be trying this method soon just ordered 600g of white wool
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Re: Dyeing Wool Roving: Many Methods, Including Rainbow Dyin

Post by angelsandfaes » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:47 am

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Koolaid is a powdered mix that you combine with water and sugar to make a flavored, sugary drink. In order to make it look enticing, Koolaid has a lot of food color in it. Hence why it is a convenient thing to use for dying dreads. Koolaid now comes in a variety of flavors and colors--several reds (strawberry, cherry, black cherry), several greens (lime, watermelon), blue (blue raspberry), and purple (grape)--plus pink (pink lemonade) and yellow (lemonade).

If you felt your dreads then dye them, felting again should not be necessary. All you do is dye, rinse, and let dry.

Hope that helps![/quote]

My question is how well does the color last, and do you have any problems with bleeding at any point after dyeing thru to wearing and washing? Than

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Re: Dyeing Wool Roving: Many Methods, Including Rainbow Dyin

Post by VixenSingsBlack » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:30 pm

angelsandfaes wrote:
Koolaid is a powdered mix that you combine with water and sugar to make a flavored, sugary drink. In order to make it look enticing, Koolaid has a lot of food color in it. Hence why it is a convenient thing to use for dying dreads. Koolaid now comes in a variety of flavors and colors--several reds (strawberry, cherry, black cherry), several greens (lime, watermelon), blue (blue raspberry), and purple (grape)--plus pink (pink lemonade) and yellow (lemonade).

If you felt your dreads then dye them, felting again should not be necessary. All you do is dye, rinse, and let dry.

Hope that helps![/quote]

My question is how well does the color last, and do you have any problems with bleeding at any point after dyeing thru to wearing and washing? Than[/quote]

I've never used koolaid, so i can't speak to its colorfastness, but I have used liquid and paste food coloring a lot. The liquid and paste food coloring is VERY color fast--I've never had it run or fade at all.

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Re: Dyeing Wool Roving: Many Methods, Including Rainbow Dyin

Post by angelsandfaes » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:26 am

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My question is how well does the color last, and do you have any problems with bleeding at any point after dyeing thru to wearing and washing? Than[/quote]

I've never used koolaid, so i can't speak to its colorfastness, but I have used liquid and paste food coloring a lot. The liquid and paste food coloring is VERY color fast--I've never had it run or fade at all.[/quote]

Thanks. I've got some roving on order so I'm going to have to play when it gets in. :i2:

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