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    Default Dyeing a knitted felted wool bag

    I am knitting a wool bag that will be felted when I am finished. I also want to dye it. Should I dye it before I felt it? Or should I wait to dye until after felting?

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    Beth, mom to older DD (8/01) and younger DD (10/06) and always missing Leah (4/22 - 5/1/05)

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    Default RE: Dyeing a knitted felted wool bag

    I'd dye it before felting. That way, the fibers should be able to absorb the color all the way through before cross-linking during the felting process.

    I'm absolutely in love w/ felted bags so I'd love to see a pic of your finished product. Here are the ones I've knit so far. They were both made w/ kool-aid dyed wool.

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    Raquel
    Nathan's Mom 12/19/03

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    Default RE: Dyeing a knitted felted wool bag

    Those are wonderful!!!!!! Thanks for sharing. I love that flower bag. What pattern did you use?
    Beth, mom to older DD (8/01) and younger DD (10/06) and always missing Leah (4/22 - 5/1/05)

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    Default RE: Dyeing a knitted felted wool bag

    I used the French Market bag pattern from knitty.com and then I decided to add the felted poppy from magknits.com just because I still had yarn leftover but not enough with which to make anything else.

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    Raquel
    Nathan's Mom 12/19/03

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