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Dye for merino jumper

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HandMini Fri 30-Jan-15 06:46:13

I've splodged oil on to the front of a pale grey merino jumper and thinking of dying it to cover it up. I've only ever washed it at 30 so assume a cold dye is the way to go. Any recommendations?

Footle Fri 30-Jan-15 06:51:46

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HandMini Fri 30-Jan-15 08:08:47

Thank you Footle I didn't know animal-based yarn = protein dye.

Footle Fri 30-Jan-15 10:31:36

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HandMini Fri 30-Jan-15 14:08:25

I've tried dry cleaning. No luck. I adore the shape and style of the jumper so it's worth a try!

calendula Fri 30-Jan-15 20:12:50

Have you tried removing the stain with olive oil? Rub it in well and blot off as much as you can. Then rub in pure soap and wash using the wool programme or by machine. You may need to repeat the soap part if any oil is left.

HandMini Sat 31-Jan-15 07:24:37

Thanks Calendula. I haven't tried that. Will give it a go even tho stain is now 2 weeks old...

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