Dyeing alpaca yarn
  • I have 10 50-gram skeins of grey-ish alpaca yarn I want to dye. I'm interested in the best dye (Jacquard Acid dye, I assume?) and method (stovetop?) I'm looking to dye the skeins one color and am hoping for consistency - can I dye them in one dye bath or do I have to do two or three separate ones? Will I have to steam-set afterward as I hear other posters talking about? Thank you!!
  • Hi,
    Acid dye is the best for wool. You can dye them in one bath as long as you have enough room to dye all at once and have room to move the wool around. Stovetop would probably be the best method.
    Celia