Dyeing with Kool Aid

We let it sit all night cause it was so ugly we just couldn’t think that was it… LOL so it was in the koolaid for over 12hrs I’d say… still came out peach… those are really pretty I wanna try it again… we didn’t have vinegar so we didn’t do that part :rofling:

ah, the vinegar really helps and it needs to have heat too.

Thanks for the compliments! It is all wool. Kool aid/food coloring only works on protein fibers such as silk, wool, alpaca, etc. It won’t work on cotton or poly or acrylic. I tried it because I am so broke I can’t buy yarn so I’ve been frogging sweaters from thrift stores and the dyeing makes it feel new to me, yk?

Those are pretty! Wow, I wanna try it, but Im just so scared that I’ll mix colors and they’ll look yucky.

Just do it! (try it on a goodwill find if you are nervous). The one I like the least is the mustard one, when it was wet it was the most marvelous shade of brown and it dried, well, THAT. I mean, what am I going to use that for? An afghan for an old lady? I’m thinking of redyeing it more red or something. I thought I could also dye it blue over the top and it should end up green and purple but not so sure that would improve anything lol

Well there you go. I am safe until my DH get around to getting our microwave replaced! :roflhard:

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I think I’d have to do it when the dh isn’t home. I mean really, what kind of reaction will I get when he asks “what’cha cooking?” and I reply “yarn!” He already thinks I have a problem. He has no idea…

Could we change the title of this thread? Every time I read it I think its a Jim Jones situation :shock: How about dyeing with Kool Aid? :wink:

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This place is kind of cult like…

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LOL!! :roflhard: I’m the worst speller ever. :blush: (There! I’ve fixed it!)

Hey y’all, a great way to “cook” the yarn and set the dye is to do it in a steamer, like Julie/Arugala mentioned. I great trick is to wrap the skein in saran wrap and steam it like that, in a coil in the steamer. The saran wrap keeps multi-colors from blending, and keeps the dye concentrated in the yarn.

Julie, I love your yarns!! The mustard one is my fav’!

Whew still safe. I do not own a steamer. I think that you people are trying to get me addicted to another craft! :roflhard: