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Topic: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID  (Read 184312 times)
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« Reply #180 on: April 22, 2005 11:18:42 AM »

crabby that looks amazing. I must have that yarn now! lol
ill definately be doing this soon. what flavors did you use again?
Let's see here....Black Cherry, Strawberry Kiwi, and a mix of green, red, and blue flavors to make brown.  See the "Yarn Dyeing" photo album on my blog for pictures and details of the process.  Have fun!

« Reply #181 on: May 03, 2005 08:04:52 PM »

Warning: First Attempt at Posting Pictures!

I dyed some sock yarn. Here it is before:


and after:

I love funky sock yarns, the brighter the better, so I am thrilled with these!

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« Reply #182 on: May 04, 2005 05:18:43 AM »

those look great!  i like those funky socks

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« Reply #183 on: May 04, 2005 06:29:53 AM »

Oh, I'm thrilled by your socks, too!  They're absolutely great!  I can't believe you just squirted the Kool-aid onto the skeins and didn't have to make hanks.  Yowza! 

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« Reply #184 on: May 05, 2005 12:24:05 PM »

Mathgirl--those are ridiculously amazing.  I don't suppose you would be so inclined as to tell us what sort of yarn that is you used?   Grin
« Reply #185 on: May 05, 2005 04:47:50 PM »

Thanks guys! 
socomfy, the yarn is called Blauband and the company that makes it is Froelich. It's from Germany, I got it at a yarn shop in Valparaiso Indiana, and I know you can order it online with a little googling. It is fingering weight and it only comes in solid colors, so it would make for some pretty boring socks if you didn't dye it.
Sewer Rat- it was actually a little hard to dye in the skein. I had to really pry apart the outer layers to get any dye on the inner layers.
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« Reply #186 on: May 05, 2005 05:35:03 PM »

Mathgirl, yours is gorgeous!! Here is mine:

This was super easy & such fun! I used the pink purple & blue for a purse that I made for a swap. It felted for me fine (I used the gigantic lion's brand fisherman wool).


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« Reply #187 on: May 06, 2005 08:26:34 PM »

i just finshed! all the color didnt get to all the yarn, but i like the mottled look. pictures soon!
« Reply #188 on: May 07, 2005 08:50:26 AM »

QUESTION:  What colors are your favorite for Kool-Aid yarn dyeing?  Do you like to mix up the colors just to see how it will self pattern? AND ... Are the colors pretty colorfast?  Do you notice if adding salt or anything else makes it more colorfast?
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« Reply #189 on: May 08, 2005 04:50:17 PM »

I think I have been tempted by this thread enough now that I MUST try this. Just what I need--another crafty addiction   Undecided


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