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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012 10:14:51 AM »

They look luscious!
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012 04:38:35 PM »

can you use strips narrower than an inch. This looks a little bulky and would need more strength to crochet with it. I had seen this before. Also do you think you could dye with Kool-Aid? These are just so pretty.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012 07:25:44 AM »

Also do you think you could dye with Kool-Aid? These are just so pretty.
Kool-Aid doesn't really like to stick to cotton too well, it looks really pretty when you first do it but then it comes out with the first wash. If you're not planning on making something washable with your yarn it might work for you. It might be just as cheap to get a tie dye kit, Kool Aid can be expensive. Then your yarn would be pretty forever! Grin
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2012 08:36:03 AM »

Also do you think you could dye with Kool-Aid? These are just so pretty.
Kool-Aid doesn't really like to stick to cotton too well, it looks really pretty when you first do it but then it comes out with the first wash. If you're not planning on making something washable with your yarn it might work for you. It might be just as cheap to get a tie dye kit, Kool Aid can be expensive. Then your yarn would be pretty forever! Grin

Thanks, I think wally world sells those. I just can't dye in my washer as it is cold only.
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2012 09:45:29 AM »

Snazzy colors!! I would just have to come over and steal them!! :-D
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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2012 05:48:36 PM »

Also do you think you could dye with Kool-Aid? These are just so pretty.
Kool-Aid doesn't really like to stick to cotton too well, it looks really pretty when you first do it but then it comes out with the first wash. If you're not planning on making something washable with your yarn it might work for you. It might be just as cheap to get a tie dye kit, Kool Aid can be expensive. Then your yarn would be pretty forever! Grin

Yeah, Kool-Aid doesn't work well with cellulose fibers like cotton, but they do work as an acid dye with wool. I initially started dyeing these with Tulip dyes from Wally World, because it was the middle of the night and I just HAD to dye them! Just make sure if you buy a tie-dye kit it comes with soda ash. In a lot of craft stores, you can buy the soda ash for something like $2, and it should be right next to the dyes. I switched to Procion MX dyes I got online when I decided I was going to sell these, as I wanted them to exhaust well and wanted more color options. The best part about these yarns is how unbelievably forgiving it is. I tend to be of the 'let's pour this on here and see what happens' school of making stuff, so it's incredibly fun to work with.
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2012 01:43:22 AM »

amazing! looks like hours and hours of working !
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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2012 07:24:05 AM »

That is crazy awesome!! I have a ton of dye for cotton that I never use... I am thinking now I have a use for it!
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2012 06:48:11 AM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2012 09:16:47 PM »

Did you dip-dye as shirts or as yarn?
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