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Topic: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID  (Read 178774 times)
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« Reply #750 on: October 21, 2006 04:17:55 AM »

dulcinea, it looks like meilynne likes to felt the yarn she dyed with kool-aid. check out her flowers: http://yarngear.blogspot.com/2006/05/random-play.html

Aha - I must have missed when you posted this reply - thank you!  I'm thinking to kool aid dye some sport weight yarn that I received in the DIY kit swap, then knit up a case for my digital camera and felt it... seems like it should work well and be about the right thickness I'm looking for...
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« Reply #751 on: October 21, 2006 09:09:16 AM »

Thanks, Dulce and TheBon!  I'll look for the pink lemonade.
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« Reply #752 on: October 23, 2006 07:38:44 AM »

Just to throw in my 2 cents worth--I discovered over the weekend that black cherry + berry blue = a very nice mauve!

(I can never get the yarn to dye evenly--no matter how I squash it down, I always end up with lighter and darker patches, but when I knit it up the shading looks so pretty that I don't lose much sleep over it.  Cheesy)
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« Reply #753 on: October 23, 2006 10:36:36 AM »

(I can never get the yarn to dye evenly--no matter how I squash it down, I always end up with lighter and darker patches, but when I knit it up the shading looks so pretty that I don't lose much sleep over it.  Cheesy)
Personally, I love the shading.  More often, the yarn that "floats" to the top of the kettle will dye lighter than the stuff that doesn't.  I use that to my advantage and overdye the yarn.  Like dying it blue, then "flipping the float" to the lower part of the pot to dye it purple.  Gives some really cool shading.
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« Reply #754 on: October 24, 2006 09:43:02 AM »

Here is my latest dyeing experience! 

2 Tropical punch for the red, 2 Strawberry Kiwi for the pink, and 2 orange with a little left over Strawberry colour for the orange.  Dyed on Patons 100% Merino. 

It is self striping with the orange and red making up the main stripe. 



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« Reply #755 on: October 25, 2006 02:48:04 AM »



It's beautiful.
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« Reply #756 on: October 25, 2006 07:47:35 AM »

I desgined the socks seen here:
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3316/1569/320/SockWithaCrocC.2.jpg
with yarn dyed with kool-aid
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« Reply #757 on: October 25, 2006 11:43:39 AM »

So is Strawberry Kiwi a pink too?  I have some packets of that, but I was thinking it was another red.
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« Reply #758 on: October 25, 2006 11:52:13 AM »

no it is a really lovely pink.  I split my wool into four equal sections and dyed the two opposites in 2 packages each of Strawberry Kiwi and the other two opposites were the 2 packages of tropical punch and 2 packages of orange.

So yes Strawberry kiwi is pink!   Grin
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« Reply #759 on: October 25, 2006 11:59:44 AM »

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no it is a really lovely pink.

Gadzooks!  I was saving back some of my yarn so I could have a little bit of white, but I'm going in the kitchen right now to dye it strawberry kiwi.  I've also been having the too-red-pink problem.
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