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Topic: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID  (Read 162103 times)
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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2004 11:20:08 AM »

That is so stinking adorable, I'm so excited to go and buy some more kool-aid now.  You can always use another reason to buy kool-aid.  Thanks for the info.
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« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2004 04:08:43 AM »

Here's some wool I did just recently. I haven't decided what I'll do with it yet, in fact I might not do anything with it at all, I think it looks kinda nice in the bowl as it is!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v55/mlleemily/koolaidwool.jpg
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« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2004 10:38:32 PM »

heres my koolaid dye job. It takes about 12 hours to fully dry, and thats if you are in a dry warm climate.
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« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2004 03:50:27 AM »

Here's some wool I did just recently. I haven't decided what I'll do with it yet, in fact I might not do anything with it at all, I think it looks kinda nice in the bowl as it is!

mlleemily- your display of yarn looks like art! You may have to dye some more and leave those right where they are.
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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2004 12:51:42 PM »

i don't know if anyone's asked this yet, but does red heart yarn dye well or at all Huh??  cause i have some white of red heart i was going to do my first experiment w/ kool aid....but i wanted to know if it works on the yarn before a go and do so.... 
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« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2004 01:23:52 PM »

heres my koolaid dye job. It takes about 12 hours to fully dry, and thats if you are in a dry warm climate.

I have a question -

I *LOVE* the multicolored dyes - how did you get them so that the colors didn't bleed or leech into each other? Did you dye a section at a time. wrapping or isolating the other colors in some way?
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« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2004 03:05:32 PM »

does red heart yarn dye well or at all Huh?? 
if its acrylic, not really.



I *LOVE* the multicolored dyes - how did you get them so that the colors didn't bleed or leech into each other? Did you dye a section at a time. wrapping or isolating the other colors in some way?

google it.  you can make stripes by ssteaming the dyes to set them instead of using a crockpot.   and it you dont want the colors to go into each other you might have some troubles unless u dont mind the white spot btwn the colors.
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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2004 08:27:15 PM »

I'm trying the kool aid soon but just wanted you to know you can order very good dye from www.dharmatrading.com.  They have an awesome catalog and it tells you everything you need for dying and how to do it.  You need a different kind of dye for wool and silk than for cotton.  Their colors are amazing and blah blah blah...check it out. They've never disapointed me!
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« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2004 09:37:16 AM »

i don't know if anyone's asked this yet, but does red heart yarn dye well or at all Huh??  cause i have some white of red heart i was going to do my first experiment w/ kool aid....but i wanted to know if it works on the yarn before a go and do so.... 

Nope.
Im fairly sure that only 100% natural fibers (wool, cotton, etc) can be dyed. I think acrylic is plastic and cant be dyed.
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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2004 09:41:15 AM »

heres my koolaid dye job. It takes about 12 hours to fully dry, and thats if you are in a dry warm climate.

I didnt separate at all. I just spooned the koolaid where I wanted it and tried to leave a little white in between colors so that when they did bleed (and they do) it wouldnt mix too much. I also chose colors that when mixed still look great.Smiley Just go slow, let it soak in good before each addition of koolaid dye. (the lanolin in the wool makes it want to bead up and roll off so its important to go slow)

I have a question -

I *LOVE* the multicolored dyes - how did you get them so that the colors didn't bleed or leech into each other? Did you dye a section at a time. wrapping or isolating the other colors in some way?
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