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#1 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:49 PM

this time of year in michigan just about every vise has an egg pattern being tied glo bug yarn comes in alot of colors but sometimes you can't find the color you want well here is a bit of a tip you might not know
glo bug egg yarn can be dyed very easily with food coloring just add a few drops to some warm water let the yarn soak for 10 minutes pull out rinse and let dry once it is dry it wont wash out best color to buy for dying it yourself is the egg color hope this helps out a few people

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#2 letumgo

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:55 PM

Neat tip! I'd never considered dying my own egg yarn. I need to give this a try. wink.gif
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#3 picketpin

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:32 PM

Good tip thanks for sharing i will have to try it
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#4 oatka

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 03:43 AM

I just thought of trying this the other day. glad to hear it works, now i'll have to give it a try.



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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:50 AM

Thx for the great tip. I have never been quite satified with the colors of my egg yarn, plus I have a batch that the sun got to.