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Topic: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID  (Read 175645 times)
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« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2004 10:16:42 AM »

kool aid only works for animal fibers - wool, silk, cashmere, alpaca, etc. (ie. it won't even work well for cotton or linen) and nylon.

There are different kinds of dye that work for different kinds of fiber.  Some commercial dyes (lik Rit or Dylon maybe) might work for acrylic, but read the package.

There are a bunch of threads around about dying various things. In addition this site has some good info on dying all kinds of fiber
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« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2004 11:20:43 AM »

Does anyone have pics of projects they have made with kool-aid-dyed yarn?

I kool-aid dyed some baby cashmerino and now I am working on a baby hat. I'll post pics when I am done.
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« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2004 12:18:24 PM »

Does anyone have pics of projects they have made with kool-aid-dyed yarn?

I kool-aid dyed some baby cashmerino and now I am working on a baby hat. I'll post pics when I am done.

Here's a sweater I dyed w/ kool aid last year:

http://www.amobaby.com/stripey3.jpg
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« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2004 06:59:36 AM »

Cool-Aid dying! i'm very excited to try it!
I just bought a lovely sweater from a thrift store to recycle the yarn
it's  50% lambs wool   40% angora  and 10% nylon

I know that the nylon wont hold the cool-aid
but since its mostly animal fiber I'm wondering if i should give it a try anyway...

anyone tryed something similar?

(i really want to make this lovely creamy yarn into a pink angora sweater a la Ed Wood Grin)
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« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2004 07:02:31 AM »


Here's a sweater I dyed w/ kool aid last year:


Those are the most vivid, beautiful colors, and I love the way they coordinate on that sweet little sweater. Faboo!
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« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2004 07:58:39 AM »

Actually, nylon does work with acid based dyes (like kool-aid) it's the only non-animal fiber that does.  Why?  I guess it's protien based somehow.  (You can do a google search to find out more).  So anyway, your sweater sounds like a perfect kool aid candidate
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« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2004 08:06:17 AM »

YEAH!! Thank you so much!
Pink angora sweater for $6 here I come!
(runs off to buy Cool-aid)
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« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2004 01:14:11 PM »



    Could you buy a full, already made sweater, and dye it with kool-aid??    Huh
      (not unravelling it, just dying the sweater as is)
                -Kitti
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« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2004 02:40:15 PM »



    Could you buy a full, already made sweater, and dye it with kool-aid??    Huh
      (not unravelling it, just dying the sweater as is)
                -Kitti

 I don't see why not (as long as the sweater is wool/angora/etc.). You might slightly full/felt the sweater b/c you use such hot water to "cook" the kool aid. If you attempt it, please post pictures!
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« Reply #39 on: October 07, 2004 01:09:00 PM »

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Could you buy a full, already made sweater, and dye it with kool-aid??    Huh
      (not unravelling it, just dying the sweater as is)
                -Kitti

Yes, you can. I did this just last weekend and will take a photo to post later today. I bought a knitted, hooded sweater at a thrift store that is made of silk, wool and nylon yarn. It was a sort of tweedy cream colour.

I soaked the sweater in a bucket or hand hot water with some vinegar. Then I mixed up a bucket of hand hot water and added 8 sachets of Raspberry Kool aid. I then dumped the sweater into the Kool Aid bucket and left it for ages, occaisionally swirling it around abit. I fished it out once the dye had been absorbed and left it to dry. It seems pretty colourfast as I've worn it a couple of times since.
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