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This is from my Kool-aid dying job...After felting lost the color..what can I do to keep it from losing all the color??

 

I added the yarn and chick so you can see what it started out as..

 

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The basket that I'm working on now I add vinegar to the rinse and I'm going to steam it , before I felt it.. Do you think that will help??

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I never lost the color after felting before. Did you soak the undyed yarn in warm water and vinegar before you dyed it? Did you use vinegar in the Kool-Aid dye bath? That's always how I do it and have never had any problems with fading.

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Yes I used vinegar in the pre soak but i didn't use it with the kool-aid. Thought the acid in the kool-aid was enough..

 

Thanks I'll try that next time...

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It smells, but really does help hold the color. Just a few glugs.

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I never use vinegar when I dye with Kool Aid (in the soaking water or mixed with the Kool Aid) and I have no problems with losing color when I felt. I wonder if you didn't heat set the yarn for long enough. That's the only thing I can think of right now.

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I've seen some color run off in the felting water, but never lost all color with my home dyed yarns. I do know that red is notoriously unstable a color, our dyehouse used to warn us they couldn't guarantee matches and that the red color tablecovers would fade more over time than other colors.

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