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« on: July 28, 2006 07:50:03 AM »

Can you use kool aid to dye cotton muslin?
Simple enough question.
I have searched and all I find is info on dyeing yarn.
I don't deal with yarn I am a fabric gal.
So anybody out there in Craftster land if you can answer this I would be estatic!!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2006 09:13:25 AM »

No, kool aid works on protein fibers like wool not celulosic(plant) fibers cotton. This goes for both yarn and fabric Wink
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2006 09:17:49 AM »

When I was in junior high I had a friend who used kool-aid to dye her hair, but didn't realize that SOME kool-aid comes with sugar and SOME doesn't. Needless to say, she used the kool-aid with sugar and had a sticky mess to deal with! By the time she got all the sugar out, she'd also washed out the dye =(.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2006 09:19:53 AM »

Ok that was what I was afraid of.
Guess I will have to pay the big bucks for some Rit!!!
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Well compaired to Kool Aid is is big bucks!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2006 09:25:21 AM »

Well compaired to Kool Aid is is big bucks!!
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Well not really depending on how much fabric you want to dye, you would need a lot of kool aid. I am going to make another suggestion that is more expensive! Unless you are dyeing the fabric for a cheep one time use thing I would suggest using fiber reactive dyes, they work SOOO much better than RIT, the color is better and color/washfast.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2006 09:27:56 AM »

Well I what I want to dye is small pieces (44 four inch circles) and they shouldn't ever touch the water after.
So I think the rit will do fine.
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