What does yarn dye mean?
transitive verb. : to dye before weaving or knitting.
What can you dye cotton with?
Vat dyes, including indigo, and naphthol dyes can also be used to dye cotton. If you use natural dyes on cotton, you will need to use a mordant such as alum, often in combination with tannin, to fix the dyes to the fiber. Most natural dyes will not bond to cotton as easily as they do to wool.
Can you dye 100 cotton yarn?
Choose white, 100% cotton yarn.
Most fabric, yarn, and craft stores will have a special section in their yarn aisle for cotton yarn. Some cotton yarn is mercerized and has a shiny finish. You can still dye this type of yarn, but be aware that it may take the dye differently from other types of cotton yarn.
How do you dye procion cotton yarn?
Mix sodium carbonate (soda ash) with 1/2 cup of very hot water, stir until dissolved. Remove dyed cotton, stir in the soda and replace the cotton. Stir frequently, and leave for 45 minutes. Soda sets the dye so the lint will be color fast.