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« on: June 11, 2012 05:17:17 AM »

Rainbows make me  Cheesy

so my first stabs at yarn dying had to be rainbow. I used kool-aid and a microwave . I used this website . for my first go round i didn't really write anything down or have any plans.I took my hank and twisted it, then made a swirl in my baking pan. flooded the yarn in rainbow colors. I think all the twisting is why i have white spots in the first set. then I did the brown yarn and just poured the rest of the kool-aid into the pan and hoped for good things.

If I can remember i just put one pack of kool-aid per cup and got it as close to the top as i could. which made very light colors. no plans so i just used colors and flavors i had, i also used food dye for the flavors i didn't have.

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white yarn





shawl made with the yarn


For my second time i planned i found a sale 15 for 2.00. i wanted to get 30+ packs but my boyfriend was questioning my need for the 15  Roll Eyes

so I used only one cup per color. and i wrote done how i got my shades
for colors red- tropical punch, orange- peach mango and four drops of red, yellow- lemonaid and four drops yellow, green- twenty drops of green and five yellow, blue- blue magic, purple- grape and four drops of blue
i used plastic wrap and the whole counter to lay out my colors carefully.my wrap was not tight so a few colors leaked onto each other while cooking but things happen.





and the scarf i made with it



man i need more white yarn Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012 05:49:17 AM »

I am now going to add kool-aid dyeing to my list of crafts to try. Your colors came out so bright and vibrant in that rainbow yarn!
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012 06:02:23 AM »

very pretty!  I love the rainbow one. Smiley 
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012 07:09:52 AM »

thank you both
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012 04:22:30 PM »

I'd never heard of using kool-aid to dye yearn before, but it turned out beautiful. I might have to give it a try now Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012 02:28:54 PM »

That shawl is really lovely--the color progression looks great.
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012 04:16:31 AM »

thank you
Hoagii go for it its crazy fun
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2013 09:55:21 AM »

Congrats!!

You're a Craftster Best of 2012 Winner!

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If you'd like to use it as a badge on your personal website or blog, you can grab the full code at the bottom of this page.
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2013 04:15:38 PM »

oh Yay im in the top five
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