Recommendations for Care of Indie-Dyed Yarn
Something many crafters are unaware of is the effect of water with a basic pH on hand-dyed yarns and fibers. Because our yarns and fibers are dyed using an acid dye/set process with non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes, washing our yarns in water with a pH of 7 or higher will result in bleeding. For best care and longevity of hand-dyed yarn, it is strongly recommended that you test your water (especially if it is well water) before washing hand-dyed yarn! Also, household detergents like Tide, Gain, All, and Arm & Hammer contain salts, formaldehyde, and bleaches of various concentrations. These detergents are designed to remove stains ... and they will definitely remove the dye from indie dyed yarn (that's why manufacturers recommend washing denim separately from other clothing).
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