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Topic: Did you know Kool-Aid will dye nylon? Whooda thunk  (Read 9045 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2007 10:15:46 AM »

Great colors ! I love the chartreuse ! I'll crave for trying but I'm sure I won't find any nylon fiber nor yarn...  Undecided
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2007 11:49:59 AM »

Lovely!!  Such vibrant colors!!  Where did you get your nylon fiber from?
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2007 01:54:19 PM »

Ooo so pretty! What are you going to do with it?
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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2007 08:32:13 PM »

Thanks everyone! I spun it into a self-stripe single, then changed my mind and plied it  back on itself. Here's the finished product:


I can't decide if I will knit with it or sell it on my website. We'll see if I can bear to part with it.

Surprisingly, the colors don't bleed at all. They took a lot of rinsing initially but I am confident in saying the coloration is now permament. It wasn't like cotton, where it just keeps bleeding and bleeding back to white.
I bet I could have gotten it even brighter with more microwaving, but I was scared to ruin the fibers.
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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2007 08:42:58 PM »

*falls down* YIKESLICIOUS!!! that is some tasty yarn!
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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2007 08:44:20 PM »

Oh man, I wish my hair could look like that!  I don't know what I'd do with it either, but its soooooooooo pretty!
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« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2007 10:25:03 PM »

You should definitely sell this so that someone (hint hint wink wink) can snatch this stuff right out of your hands!
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« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2007 11:08:56 PM »

Once again : lovely !  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2007 08:06:41 AM »

thank you thank you!

oh, and i forgot to say that i got the fiber from spunkyhats.com
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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2007 11:18:28 AM »

Hmm! You know, they have this nylon/fake cashmere thing under vegetable fibers. But nylon is not a vegetable! It's made of coal, water, and air. I GUESS if you think that coal = super-compressed fossils of things including vegetables, you can put it under vegetable fibers, but... I don't think so! So I wonder if that's really nylon. I'm gonna get some Kool-Aid on my next trip to the grocery store and try to dye a (real!) nylon sock that I've been wearing despite gaping holes to see what happens.
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