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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 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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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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