Allergic to dyes

piasanoNovember 25, 2012

I've had to stop crochetting due to allergies. I even switched to using string for awhile. The reaction still happens, just not as quickly or as severely.

Has anyone else had this problem, and how did you resolve it?

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Have you tried a different kind of fiber? Different fibers have to be dyed with different chemistry If you've been using man-made fibers, try natural fibers. Try fibers dyed with plant dyes.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 3:19PM
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Maybe there is sizing in the yarn. Try washing it before using it.

What kind of reaction are you having? Skin rashes, runny nose?


    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 8:36PM
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I have allergic asthma. My hands itch and swell, I become congested, and then, cannot breathe well. I did wash crochet string and wind it around a Christmas light holder to dry. I haven't tried crochetting with it, yet.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 2:53PM
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