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Topic: Did you know Kool-Aid will dye nylon? Whooda thunk  (Read 8917 times)
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« on: October 17, 2007 07:54:58 PM »



I dyed some "faux cashmere" nylon fibers with kool-aid, thinking the heat would just melt it into oblivion. But instead it came out in these outrageously bright colors. The green packets turned a crazy chartreuse, and the tamarindo turned orange with green remnants in the water.

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007 08:00:05 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007 08:03:46 PM »

HA! I thought I was the only one with tamarindo koolaid!
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007 08:12:36 PM »

Tamarindo Kool-Aid??  Granted, it's been forever since I bought Kool-Aid and the fibers you got are gorgeous, but Tamarindo flavor sounds yummy.

Of course, I'm also wondering if I really want to drink something that colors nylon into such pretties!
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007 08:33:44 PM »

wow, that really came out nice!
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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007 08:46:45 PM »

ooh! I can't wait to see what pretty things you make with this!!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007 10:19:30 PM »

Those are cute color combinations, what do you plan on using the remnants for?
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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007 11:55:10 PM »

Dying nylon rocks, I've done it twice before Cheesy Acid dyes (food dyes are acid dyes) will attach extremely well to nylon and silk, as well as wool... prolly better on nylon than on wool.
I've done some beaver nylon dyeing.
Your fibers look awesome! I have to get some stuff to dye and crack open my kool-aid packs soon (never tried 'em yet!)
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2007 08:30:50 AM »

I love the colours on your "faux cashmere" nylon fibers Smiley  I'll have to do some experiments with my Kool-Aid this weekend!
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2007 08:39:40 AM »

That sounds awesome!  I have been scouring the internet for info on dying with Kool-Aid but haven't tried it yet.  My only question is how color fast is the dye is on nylon?
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