Jump to content


Crochetville's 2014 Best of Crochet Awards

Now accepting nominations for Crochetville's 2014 Best of Crochet Awards through September 30, 2014.
Click here to submit your nominations.

Photo

BLEEDING - Red Heart Super Saver Acrylic - color RED


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 peggy pennie

peggy pennie
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 33 posts

  • Joined 15-January 08

Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:01 PM

I am getting ready to start a crochet granny oblong afghan. 75% will be RED and 25% will be using same yarn in WHITE.

Any tips or suggestions about bleeding????

I have used many of the same type of yarn with white and those combinations have never bleed even after many years of machine wash.

#2 nicolep

nicolep
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 5,301 posts

  • Joined 07-May 09
    • Location: Plainfield, IN

Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:04 PM

I have never had Red Heart bleed even red.

Nicole

Proud recipient of Turtle's TLC
Proud Bag Lady LXIII - June Bouquet
2013 Book Challenge - 3/50


#3 Granny Square

Granny Square
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 6,493 posts

  • Joined 18-June 07
    • Location: Pacific Northwest

Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:35 PM

Cotton bleeding sometimes yes, I've never seen acrylic do so.

Granny Square


#4 losingmymind2

losingmymind2
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 7,635 posts

  • Joined 19-March 05
    • Location: Coastal NC...where Next Day Air takes two days

Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:47 PM

I've never had a problem with acrylic yarns bleeding, but I have with cotton.
Kathy
HELP! I'm drowning in yarn; but what a way to go!...send in HOOKS!
Wish List Group 6 updated 5/11

#5 luckybmr

luckybmr
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 3,436 posts

  • Joined 10-May 06
    • Location: In a Ohio SNOW pile

Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:52 PM

Why not make up a swatch with red and white and wash it. It shouldn't bleed as others have said, but try a swatch just to make yourself comfortable.

Briana


BAG LADY #56 "Indian Summer" November 2010
 

2014 Book Challenge 43/50

           2013:18/50  2012:10/50  2011:17/50  2010:50/50

RAVERLY ID: luckybmr


#6 CrochettingMama

CrochettingMama
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 1,601 posts

  • Joined 22-February 07
    • Location: Midwest

Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:04 PM

I've never had any red heart yarn bleed. Even red.

~Pam~


WIPS

*Prayer Shawls
*NICU baby blankets

*baby hats
*baby blankets

*Still thinking of making a painted doily

*dishcloths all the time


#7 Sylviaf

Sylviaf
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 2,225 posts

  • Joined 11-April 06
    • Location: Schaumburg IL

Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:01 AM

I think you are safe with acrylic.
-- Sylvia

#8 krafty19

krafty19
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 2,827 posts

  • Joined 24-March 09
    • Location: Oklahoma

Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:24 AM

You can set the colors by soaking it in a vinegar and water mixture. Use cool water and let it set for at least 15 minutes. Try doing a swatch and seeing what it does.

My problem with the Red Heart Super Saver Red was the piling. We had red fuzzies all over the house (I made an afghan for my baby grandson). He loved it and wouldn't go to sleep without it (this was before he walking). I finally threw it away because I didn't want him putting the fuzzies in his mouth. I won't use RH anymore. I use Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn and haven't had a problem with fuzzies any more.

Blessings,
Sherry
Turtle Tote Lady (May 2010)
Bag Lady #69 Mistletoe (Dec 2011)
________________

WIP, Round Ripple Afghan for me
Prayer Shawls-21 completed


#9 LizzieK8

LizzieK8
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 27 posts

  • Joined 18-July 08

Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:42 AM

You can set the colors by soaking it in a vinegar and water mixture.

That only works for wool yarn. Acrylic is spun plastic and doesn't bleed.
I'm LizzieK8 on Ravelry and Twitter, Lizzie Kate on facebook
http://lizzysends.blogspot.com/

#10 Debbi-a1

Debbi-a1
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 6,654 posts

  • Joined 07-June 06

Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:06 PM

I've never had a problem with RH bleeding and that's my main yarn.
Not much pilling either (just a little on some yarns).

Did you just buy the yarn? I noticed that it seems softer then every before! I just had to buy some white and turquoise to make a shawl out of because they were both so soft and it would be pretty together (I think).
[URL="http://debbia1.blogspot.com/"][/URL]

#11 peggy pennie

peggy pennie
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 33 posts

  • Joined 15-January 08

Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:13 PM

I've used a lot of two colors and never had it happen but was just curious when it comes to the color red. Thank you so much for all you helping me out!!