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Topic: First Attempts at Dyeing Yarn + Roving! Kool Aid + Food Coloring. Pictures!  (Read 1059 times)
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« on: April 29, 2013 04:24:02 PM »

I recently started learning how to dye/spin my own wool. These are the results from the first 4oz batch, which I split into 4 1oz pieces so I could experiment with more colors Smiley

I did all of these in a stainless steel pot over the stove. I mostly just sprinkled the kool aid in one color at a time to saturate certain spots, then dumped the packets in and swished around to get an all over color. Didn't really do any pre-mixing...It was a very experimental process Smiley I'm thinking of getting a cheap-o microwave or glass dish so I can do more handpainted styles. But I'm actually pretty happy with how they all turned out, especially for my first try =]

This one was done with kool aid - mostly the lime flavor, although I think I added in some yellow and orange for accents.



This one I was actually trying to get more of a purple, but the kool aid colors didn't mix super well. I used dark cherry, ice blue raspberry, and I think fruit punch or strawberry.



And here's the finale of all 4 oz! I'm horrible at remembering to take pictures as I go, sorry! The purpley one I dyed after I'd spun the yarn. And you can kind of see the blue roving off to the side, which  I did with mccormicks food coloring. I tried mixing to get more varied shades of blue, but it just made purple spots. I still love it though =] I'm going to turn them all into a granny square bag when I get some time.


Thanks for looking! I'm way too excited about this whole fibre arts discovery, and I'm afraid I've talked my boyfriends ear off about it. It's wonderful to have a group of enthusiastic people to share projects with. Cheers!
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013 04:45:44 PM »

They all look great. I love the subtle hints of other colors you achieved in the different batches. I especially love the green and the blue.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013 05:40:37 PM »

Lovely!  I bet it smells yummy too!
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013 10:38:22 PM »

The green one is my favorite. I love the variations of greens.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013 10:09:33 AM »

I wish the smell would last forever. After a while it started to smell like a weird mix of farm and fruit...you'd think it'd be nice, but I wasn't digging it. At least the process is pleasantly aromatic.

And I LOVE the green. I'm actually doing another whole 4oz of green...trying really hard to make a dark forest green. It isn't working, but luckily it's almost impossible to really mess up a dye job, even if it isn't what is expected.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013 03:22:16 PM »

These colors are delicous:) nice job! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2013 05:17:17 PM »

Awesome job!  I love the red one.  Each of them is so tonal and has a lot of depth in their colour.  Any ideas what you're going to make with them?
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