I've tried researching this but I can't find anything on the internet to help me. I have a large collection oxide powders that I use as colorants for various other projects (mostly ceramics and soap). Just a very small bit goes a long way.
Have any of you used oxides for yarn? I have Jaquard acid dyes but I'd love to be able to use my oxides as well if I could. They are the water soluable kind. I have some ultra marines that are just gorgeous.
I have some bulky weight yarn that I'm itching to dye. I want to make my yorkie a sweater (lol).
Thanks so much ladies.
I have been researching the same thing. It appears that the Japanese paint on silk with oxides. They first soak their cloth (you propbably have yarn) in soymilk. Then when it is dry, they mix their oxide powders with soymilk and paint it on. Then they let it dry and cure in a warm dry spot for a month. Then they wash it and voila it is color-fast. I haven't tried it yet, but I understand you can either make your own soymilk from soybeans or just purchase some from your grocery store.