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knittinpretty Posted - 12/30/2006 : 10:40:02 PM
I've been experimenting with Pro chemical's one-shot dyes. Easy to use - yes, but I'm finding them somewhat unpredictable. I'm working with just the starter kit - a yellow, blue and red....and I'm wondering how to mute them a bit. I tried making a skein in a "melon" theme, with a muted red, green, orange and a bit of yellow for fun. But I got parrot instead of melon. Very bright pink and green. The yellow and orange aren't too bad.
Can you think of something I can over-dye with that might tone things down?

And while I'm at it - any tips are estimating the color before I apply it? I've tried applying to a paper towel, but that doesn't seem to be working very well.
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Momma78239 Posted - 12/31/2006 : 08:11:37 AM
In general, to mute a color, you add a little bit of its complement. If you want to mute red, you add a bit of green, to mute yellow, you add a bit of violet, and so on.

-WendyM[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v632/Momma78239/smallspindlepic.gif[/IMG]
And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. Exodus 35:25
kavatar0@excite.com Posted - 12/31/2006 : 06:39:39 AM
You may want to check out the dye-o-rama page. http://www.dyeorama.scoutj.com/category/questions-about-dyeing/

They have lots of helpful links.

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