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How to dye yarn


How to dye yarn</a>

Implementing their own design ideas, needlewomen sometimes face the problem of selecting the yarn of the desired shade.

Or the existing high-quality yarn has such a faded color that it is impossible to tie a fashionable thing out of it.

In both cases, you can solve the problem by painting the yarn yourself.

You will need

  • - yarn (wool or fluff) -
  • - colorants-
  • - pelvis-
  • - vinegar-
  • - soda



Decide what you will paint. Aniline dyes can be purchased at hardware stores. Keep in mind that only yarns made of wool or fluff are well painted, but it is impossible to predict the result of painting silk, cotton and mulina. In this case, you should first try on a small amount of yarn. In addition to specialized dyes, you can use food colors, for example, for coloring Easter eggs, soluble juices - Jupi, Zuko, etc., as well as natural dyes - onion husks, oak bark, birch leaves, karkade tea and much more.


Coat the yarn into loose coils, about 30 inches longSee It is necessary that the yarn is completely stained. Before painting, soak the prepared skeins in hot water with the addition of soda (1 tablespoon per 10 liters), hold for 15-20 minutes, wring out, rinse in clean water and wring out again.


Dissolve the selected dye in a smallThe amount of hot water, if necessary - strain. Pour the saturated solution into the basin with warm water, add 1 tablespoon of soda and vinegar (90%). The water should be large enough that the yarn in it freely floated, otherwise it will become uneven. The saturation of the paint should be determined "by eye": if the color is dark, then take more paint if the light color is smaller. Mixing dyes, you can get unusual colors.


Lower the squeezed yarn into the pelvis and put it onWeak fire. Carefully, not to confuse the yarn, stir it. Boil the skein for half an hour, then remove it, add to the water 2 tablespoons of vinegar and again lower the hank into the water. Cook for another 1 hour. During this time, the water should noticeably brighten, if this does not happen - add another 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Remove the pelvis from the heat and allow the water to cool. Remove yarn, rinse with warm water and dry naturally.


To get a multi-colored skein, useAnother way of painting. Dissolve 2-3 dyes in a small amount of water in separate glasses. Place a large bag in a container, for example - in a tray, because The paint can flow and remove it will be difficult. On the bag, spread the soaked and wrung yarn. Visually divide the skein into sectors and pour the dyes so that all the yarn is colored. If you initially take 3 colors, then you should get a few more shades on the boundaries of mixing. Therefore, it is better to combine colors. Cover the hank with another package, carefully fold everything and put the package in the third package. He firmly tie it. Put the bag in water and boil for 1-1.5 hours. Then let the water cool down, remove the skein, rinse it in water with vinegar, and then - in a clean. Dry the yarn in a natural way.

How to dye yarn Was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 By Zuovaexx
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