Painting dye on wool
  • On some wools, I have trouble getting dye to wet the fabric when painting. It seems that the natural oils in the wool keep the dye from flowing smoothly. Is there a product that is the opposite of No-Flow (which, by the way, doesn't seem to be online)? Can it be mixed with the dye?
  • Hi,
    Lanolin is the natural oil that is found in wool. You should add alcohol to the dye as a wetting solution and/or wash the wool with Synthrapol and soda ash in a non-agitated wash at 140F to remove the oil. The wool may shrink do a test first.
    Celia