Dyeing wool jersey.
Hello all I am looking for a very particular colour in wool jersey and have had no luck . I am now thinking about dyeing it myself . Has anyone tried this???Any advice ?? also has anyone had any experience in dying a strtech woven cotton twill or wollen twill Does the dye deal with the spandex?
How about cold dyes? You won't have to use hot water that would felt the fabric. Buy a yard of white jersey and experiment.
You might want to call Dharma Trading Company. They are like the dye specialists for home craftspeople. I have heard that they are happy to give advice to customers.
I was just at Dharma trading and thought of you, they list dyes suitable for wool.
thankyou I will have to email them as
I am in the land of OZ
Have you tried looking at Britex Fabrics in San Francisco for the wool jersey color that you are looking for? I would think with all of the colors of wool that they have you would find the right color. They also have a swatch service. Check out http://www.britexfabrics.com for the number to call.
use ciba washfast acid dye.
I have dyed many wools with great results
The secret is very slow heating
stir, stir, stir
And very slow cooling
This will prevent the wool from felting.
thanks Terry, I havent done the dyeing yet but my other problem is that I am in Australia and Britex seem to not be very into internet trade . Any other sources ???
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