Wool dying mishap

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  1. babetteq

    babetteq Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, I'm cross posting this from the 'crafts' forum as I thought some of you might have some help for me - being sheep people and all :) .

    *I've taken to dying my wool before spinning it as opposed to buying slivers already dyed. I've had tons of fun with it. However, today I had a friend visiting and she decided to 'help' me rinse the batch I was painting. It's felted up in some spots. Is there anyway of 'unfelting' it? Can I throw it through a carder again? Or will it gum it up horribley? Can I draft the felt out? Do I have to throw it away? Can I take a hairbrush to it? What if I use conditioner or something? ack! eep!

    thank you in advance*

    Any ideas?

    Babs
     
  2. bergere

    bergere Just living Life

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    I would just pull out the felted parts and either toss them, or put them to the side to finish felting them later.
    Spinning wool is pretty forgiving, so having to pull some of the roving apart is no big problem.
     

  3. babetteq

    babetteq Well-Known Member

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    Thank you bergere, I'm off to my wheel to see if I can pull most of it apart now that my panic has subsided. :)

    babs