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I have tried coffee and tea to dye the wool rovings...and they come out a pretty caramel color. But I am wanting a darker, chocolate brown. How do I do that? Is there a way withought using RIT dye?

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i've tried wilton's before... kinda got a burnt orange color. then was told that the 'blue' part of the dye takes longer to adhere and had i left it in longer, it would've turned brown....

haven't tried again, though :shrug

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I have tried coffee and tea to dye the wool rovings...and they come out a pretty caramel color. But I am wanting a darker, chocolate brown. How do I do that? Is there a way withought using RIT dye?

not as simple as coffee or tea but if you can get them the hulls (green part, not the shells they come in at the store) from black walnuts make a good brown dye and this works on both cotton and wool as the hulls contain tannin which is a mordant

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Oh yes, black walnut hulls stain...err, dye things very dark brown. (even if you don't want them to)

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I have tried coffee and tea to dye the wool rovings...and they come out a pretty caramel color. But I am wanting a darker, chocolate brown. How do I do that? Is there a way withought using RIT dye?

well you could use acid dyes. Lots of people say orange and grape kool aid mixed together makes brown. I've never tried it but it might work.

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Brown hair and brown from a light thing, almost black. For many people with brown hair dye, just a personal preference. But for some, can greatly improve their hair.

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