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Animal Fibres

Yarns often do not only consist of animal fibers.

If your yarn is a mixed yarn, decide

always the larger proportion of fiber the dyeing technique.

Animal fibers are always in

an acidic environment

colored with heat.

Animal fibers can be dyed with any color in our range. Also with  reactive  and MX colors.  

 

A Dyeing Guide for Animal Fibers

First things first! Think of your personal protective equipment, which means you need:
- Rubber gloves
- dust mask
- Eye protection
- A way to color your pets and food out of the reach of children
There are countless ways to dye yarn and fabrics. 
We describe here how we dye and how we achieve the best results from our point of view.
Place the yarn in water to which you have added acid (lemon or acetic acid (approx. 50 ml citric acid for 5 liters). Let the yarn soak briefly. (not longer than an hour)
Dose the pigments according to the dosing aid. take one
Sufficiently large pot in which the dyed goods can swim freely.
Fill the pot with lukewarm water, add the pigments and a dash of acid and heat the dye solution to around 80 degrees.
Place the yarn in the dye solution. Turn off the heat and let the yarn cool
Once the yarn and dye solution has cooled, remove it from the dye bath.
Then rinse the yarn cold - warm - cold. Respectively  always until no more pigments are washed out.
Then let it dry and marvel at the dyeing result.
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