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Thank you so much, Penolopy!
That's a really good question. Not sure I have a good answer lol. Maybe because you're going from silk to silk? I honestly don't know.
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Have fun with it! Let me know if you have any questions.
I used acid dyes for this yarn so yes, it is colorfast. You only need a mordant with some natural dyes. I have a bunch of tutorial on various dyeing techniques at my site, if you're interested. http://www.fiberartsy.com/category/fiber-felting/dyeing-fiber-felting/
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This soap was especially made to melt and pour. I'm not sure how regular soap would work.
I haven't tried regular soap so I don't really know how regular soap melts. Couldn't hurt to try, though.
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Hey Charlene, Since the masks are already felted, you should be able to wipe them with a soft cloth and some mild soap.
More than you probably want to make lol! Seriously, these inks go a long way.
Good question. The plastic ones got dinged over time but the bamboo needles kept the color pretty well.
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Thank you :)
Thanks. It was a fun project :)
Awesome! My friends ask me for this every year.
Send me pix!
Let me know how they turn out :)
After the ink has dried (overnight or so), spray it with clear acrylic sealer to keep it from smudging.
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Fun! I'll have to try that.
Thanks Jessy! I found them at Michaels but you can also order them online.
Ooh, I'll have to try that Paulo. Thanks
Hi Lydia, I found mine at Goodwill for $1.50. Admittedly, I cringed a little when I cut them up. I tried to pick ugly ties :)
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Super easy. It's pretty much fool-proof :)
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Awesome! I'm so happy you love it.Thanks for letting me know! :)AnnetteFiberArtsy.com
If the outer yarn is 100% wool, it should felt. Did you use very hot water? I do know that my Mother tried to felt some slippers and found out her tap water did not get hot enough. She ended up heating water on the stove and felting them that way.
If it's just a little felted, you should be able to tease the locks open after washing. Can't wait to see the pic!Happy Sunday :)Annette
Thank you so much Lily! That fleece was fun to wash because it was super, filthy dirty :)You might try soaking the fiber in either a white vinegar solution or hydrogen peroxide solution to remove the yellow. The vinegar won't hurt anything but honestly, I don't know about the peroxide so I would try testing just a few locks before soaking the entire fleece. If you get a chance, I'd love to see some pix of your fiber!Thanks,Annette
I emailed you with a little more detail i.e. I always wash with hot water. Not everyone does, but it works for me. So far, I have not had a problem with yellow tips ... I usually add a bit of vinegar to the rinse to neutralize any remaining soap but I have not tried it for yellowing. Sorry, that should have gone in the post. I'll update.For the yellow tips tho, try a water/vinegar rinse or a hydrogen peroxide/water rinse. ALWAYS make sure there is no major change in water temp between the soaks and rinses. That will cause felting as well as agitation. Push the fiber down and let it soak. No movement.Let me know how it goes!Annette :)
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