Blue Dye Blues

filtering blue dye

Any of the Jacquard or Dharma acid dyes that contain blue end up giving me fits – even if I reheat and think I’ve totally dissolved the dye, I end up with tiny clumps.  I tried filtering, but of course, end up loosing most of the dye itself.  Anyone know of any solutions to the blue dye solution problem???

filtering blue dye

Filtering blue acid dye that had coagulated.

Next day: Of course, I should have gone straight to Ravelry; the Love to Dye group forum.  Apparently this is not an uncommon problem with blues – or reds or yellows.  One suggestion is to add a tsp of rubbing alcohol or Urea water to about 500ml of dye stock.  Definitely will try this.






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