frereplay frereplay
I tried using the dyes in my washing machine and none of the dye took. I am dying wool that has all been washed. I even let the wool and dye soak in the washing machine but after the rinse cycle all the color was gone. I did it twice and even bought new vinegar. I hate to keep trying if it is not going to work and I bought several colors to over dye wool with. any suggestions?
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pburch pburch
I think you'll get better results by using Jacquard Acid Dyes, and/or by using the stovetop method. Wool dyes better at the hotter temperatures reached in the stovetop method. Washing machines typically reach only 120°F, which is pretty low for dyeing with any dye other than Procion MX dye.

Are you sure that there is no acrylic or polyester in your wool?

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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Hi There,

Frereplay, I think I spoke with you on the phone yesterday?...and told you you'd probably have better luck with the stove top method?
I went ahead and took this question to our production manager and he ran a test strip - the results with the yellow dye did not produce a significant change in color. Further discussion with him suggests that while the [url=""]iDye[/url] [i]is[/i] a great dye for plant based fibers and silk many of the colors are not so great for wool.
As Paula suggests, the [url=""]Acid Dyes [/url]will give you terrific results and in terms of use on the stove top, are not any more difficult to use than the [url=""]iDye[/url].
Frereplay, if you'd give me a call I'd like to discuss this a little further with you.

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