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u/lochnessie15 · 6 pointsr/dyeing

For yarn, Knit Picks Wool of the Andes is probably the cheap starting option. I really like bare Felici. Superwash wool tends to suck up dye faster than non-superwash, so it can be a little easier to work with (plus, harder to felt!).

Be sure to check out the safety thread on the sidebar - you should have eye protection, a mask, and gloves.

I really like the book Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece - it's a great beginner's reference for dye techniques, and I use it for color inspiration if I'm in a rut.

Some other things I've found useful (as an experienced-ish hobby dyer):

  • Borosilicate glass beakers - for measuring, or for dissolving dyes in hot water.
  • A small saucepan for heating up water to make dye stock (might be a non-issue if you're working in a kitchen, I dye using a portable burner in my basement)
  • Plastic squeeze bottles - for squeezing dye when hand painting. I've been using Wilton's cake decorating bottles that I got in a multi-pack from Michaels.
  • Scales! Both a food scale for yarn, and a small/jeweler's scale for measuring out dye powder.
  • Tiny spoons to handle dye powder, and small utensils for mixing dye powder in water.
  • Citric acid! Vinegar works, too, but a little goes a long way with citric acid and it smells so much better.
  • Synthrapol - not truly necessary, but can be nice to have. It's a detergent you can use while soaking yarn to get out oils and such that could mess with the dye absorption.
  • Spare bowls or tubs for soaking and rinsing yarns.
  • Salad spinner - nice to have for spinning out extra water after dyeing and rinsing yarn/fiber.
  • Plastic wrap, if you plan on hand painting and steaming anything. The wider the roll, the better!
  • Extra bottles/jars to store dye stock, if you pre-mix dye stock. Some people just mix up the dyes they'll need that day, but I prepped stocks in advance and store them in mason jars.
  • Oral syringes for measuring out pre-mixed dye stock. Depending on how precise I'm being and how much yarn/fiber I'm working with, I'll use syringes anywhere between 3ml and 60ml.

    I don't have any strong opinions on dyes - check out Paula Burch's website (linked on the sidebar) to get an idea of the difference in the dyes. Her site can be a pain to navigate, but it's a wealth of information. I primarily use Lanaset/Sabraset dyes (same dyes, name just depends on the retailer). They generally have the best ratings for colorfastness, but they're supposedly a little more finicky than some of the other dyes. I haven't had any trouble with them, but I don't have enough experience with other dye brands to really compare them. I prioritized purchasing dyes that are "pure" rather than a mix of multiple colors, per information on Paula's site.

    I've purchased my dyes from Pro Chemical & Dye. Their starter kits would be my recommendation; that's how I got started. Dharma Trading is the other big dye retailer that I'm aware of.

    Possibly helpful note: I mix my dye stock to 1%, or 1g of dye in 100g/100ml of water. For reasonably saturated colors, you'll usually use 1% "depth of shade", which is the ratio of dye to yarn/fiber. So, if you have 100g of yarn and want 1% depth of shade, you'd use 1g of dye - or, in the case of pre-mixed 1% dye stocks, 100ml of your dye stock (which I measure with the oral syringes). Since you use so little dye per 100g of yarn, it means that the 10g of each dye color in the starter kits can go a LONG way!
u/polkadotblazer · 4 pointsr/dyeing

So idk about dying unless you’re open to a tie dye look but I think if you tape it off in sections you can probably use fabric spray paint for a cleaner look.
This posting on amazon has a lighter blue and a pink but idk if they are exactly the flag colors. But good luck with the project! Don’t listen to that other comment a flag shows you’re proud of who you are! 🥰

u/flowerpirate · 3 pointsr/dyeing

There probably isn't a way to over dye an orange to make a yellow as you can't really go lighter by adding more color. You would need to use a bleach or dye remover like This. However with polyester and cotton that could be a problem. You may just remove the dye from the cotton and the polyester would stay the same color. if you have a tiny bit that you can cut away from a seam on the inside, testing a few things would be a good idea. Good luck!

u/Seawolfe665 · 1 pointr/dyeing

Those napkins are lovely. This may be a silly thought, but my mind immediately went to cutting up a painters drop cloth like this: though a lighter cloth might be less stiff.

u/trangusdingle · 1 pointr/dyeing

To change felted wool back to roving, you have to cart it back to life.