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« on: August 02, 2008 04:07:57 PM »

So, I decided to dye some yarn with Kool-Aid, because I CAN! It smelled really horrid for a day or two, but the results were quite lovely.

This photo best depicts the colors. I intended on it being all cool colors, but my blue packet of Kool-Aid deceived me! It contained red rather than blue power, which is what I get for not reading. But that's all cool, because the red turned out really lovely, with so much dimension. I really wish I could have captured the vast number of shades that I produced.

OH! The drama.

It was, overall, an enjoyable experience. I liked experimenting with different amounts of white space, which tends to look rather neat when knitted up.


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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008 04:33:01 PM »

very nice colors, and OMG that happened exacly the same thing to me too, the blue but not blue and i bought 3 packets of it too...

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009 12:48:56 PM »

did you use bottles of the different colours then add the vinegar ?
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009 05:51:00 PM »

bottles? usually they come in powder form and have citric acid, which is plenty enough so dont always need vinegar in most cases.

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009 08:26:46 AM »

wow stunning yarns. and hey if koolaid does that to yarn, i dread to think what it does to your insides!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2010 09:19:10 AM »

I really like the softness and subtlety to your yarn, and I think the warm tones look great!
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2010 07:15:51 PM »

I've never attempted to dye yarn before so I'm asking from a 'newb' perspective, but I must ask...is all you have to do for this just dunking the white yarn in moistened kool-aid mix?
It looks really cool however you did it.  Never considered doing it before really but seeing this made me curious and I want to give it a try now Smiley
Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2010 06:32:17 AM »

That is really neat. Would it come out if you hand washed the item? Or is it there for good?

« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2010 03:51:20 PM »

tee-hee! it was really word the effort! Cheesy

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