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Pajo
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help with some dye..

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O.k, so I need to dye some leg wraps... thing is, only dye I can get over here is "dylon" and the dont do the colour I need - a kind of mustard/ochre colour - does anyone have any idea where I mitre get a dye in this colour?

whether machine, cold or natural dye, its all good.

thanks a lot folks.
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If you can get yellow and brown Dylon, mix a little brown into the yellow to get the mustard/ochre you want, test the mix on a bit of scrap to see if its the colour you want.
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Have you got any weld growing in your area? If not, you can buy it online.

If you use it at 100% ratio (so 100g weld to 100g wool), and keep the heat under the dyebath for a couple of hours, you should get the colour you want. I managed to 'accidentally' dye a skein of alum-mordanted wool a mustard colour on Sunday - I was aiming for yellow but used too much dyestuff and kept the water too hot! :roll:

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if you google the Mulberry Dyer they sell weld, which is really easy to dye with. If you need some help on how to do it they are very willing to share their knowledge.

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lads, ur only stars :) I did think on mixing the two dylons alrite, but with my luck it would go to *rse :s

I dont actually know what weld looks like, but I'm sure the missus will and I'll head and check that site rite now :)

again, much thanks!
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Pajo wrote:lads, ur only stars :) I did think on mixing the two dylons alrite, but with my luck it would go to *rse :s

I dont actually know what weld looks like, but I'm sure the missus will and I'll head and check that site rite now :)

again, much thanks!
Here you are!

http://www.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q= ... a=N&tab=wi

Are these the kinds of colours you're looking for?

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Don't forget that you will have to mordant your fabric first or the dye won't take! PM me if you need any help - dyeing is what I do!

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there is one near the end there thats almost dead on. I actually am getting some help now from debbie from the mulberry dyer, she emailed back really quickly and is loverly out!

if I do need any other help tho I'll definatly b back to pick yer brains! and again, thanks for the help guys, its great to be actually able to get it!
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Cool - hope you get it all sorted out! :D

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