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teeeej Brisbane
Posts: 623

I bought some lovely Schulte wool fabric yesterday. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience in dyeng it?? Any tips would be appreciated as I have never worked with the wool fabric before.

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Therese

SueAnn Past Time Bears
Double Oak, Texas
Posts: 19,967

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Hi, Therese . . . yes, wool can be dyed with success.  It's a natural fabric and I believe the Dylon brand (cold water) dyes will work well on it.  There is a topic in our library called "Dyes and Colorants" that probably has a world of info about your question.  Good luck.

donatel Berlin
Posts: 637
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Hi Therese, I have dyed Schulte wool fabric  yesterday with "Marabu EasyColor" Batik and fabric dye! The result is super!

Mutz Mutz's Tootsz Bears & Buds
New Berlin, Wisconsin
Posts: 397

Hi Therese,
Although I have never dyed wool, I have dyed mohair, with much sucess. Wool is a natural fiber & should take a dye easily.  I personally use Rit because it is available everywher & is cheap. If you want you can pm me & I will send you instructions.
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Amy

rkr4cds Creative Design Studio (RKR4CDS)
suburban Chicago
Posts: 2,044

It would be of interest to you to read Paula Burch's site on Dyeing different Fibers with the different types of Dye stuffs:

http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/aboutdyes.shtml
Wool:
http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/aciddyes.shtml

Click on all of her links - you will learn SO much about Dyeing and the different textiles!

Also -
http://www.prochemical.com/directions/MX_Immersion.htm
http://www.prochemical.com/directions/M … onWool.htm
http://www.pburch.net/
Also these Google sites:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=wo … gle+Search

http://www.textilelinks.com/dye/natinfo.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKMw-5B1 … ed&search=

http://www.thepiper.com/fiberart/koolai … chart.html

http://www.wrappedrocks.com/koolaiddye.html

Can you tell that I have many many links saved on Dyeing???
This is a very tiny sampling...

teeeej Brisbane
Posts: 623

I had a go today with dying the wool fabric using Rit. It took the dye pretty well. My piece of fur is hanging out in the sun drying (hot day today!).

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Therese

rkr4cds Creative Design Studio (RKR4CDS)
suburban Chicago
Posts: 2,044

I surely don't wish to denigrate Rit, nor step on any toes of all of my friends here, and I do recognize that Rit is the most widely available dye in the States (except Kool-Aid!!) but it is a Union Dye, which is a class of dye attempting to cover all bases.
The problem is that in targeting all types of fibers, it has materials in there which you've paid for but are being lost in the process because they aren't accepted by the fiber you're using it on. Or don't give as full or as long-lasting effect as you would expect to result.

We order different materials for our work all of the time—fabrics, clays, accessories, etc..—it's no more difficult to order a dye for the type of fabric you're working with. You really will save money because you will use so much less of the product.
http://www.google.com/search?client=saf … 8&oe=UTF-8
http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/typesofdyes.shtml
http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/faq.shtml

teeeej Brisbane
Posts: 623

Wow Thanks Bobbie! That's a lot of links. I tend to use Rit dye as it is super easy to get a hold of here in Australia (every craft store I have walked into has in including some departments stores!).

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Therese

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