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Topic: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID  (Read 161193 times)
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michg
« Reply #270 on: October 10, 2005 04:12:15 PM »

I'm psyched! I have bought a ton of kool-aid and ordered yarn from knitpicks, but I also bought a cheap off-white wool sweater at a thrift store so I can rip it out, dye the yarn, and re-knit it.
Yay for kool aid!
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« Reply #271 on: October 16, 2005 10:54:27 AM »

Here is mine. I made a buttonhole scarf with my yarn. Used Kool Aid flavors: Cherry, pink lemonade, tropical punch, grape.
http://addictedtoknitting.typepad.com/iknit/images/koolaidskein.JPG
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« Reply #272 on: October 19, 2005 11:53:15 AM »

I finally dyed some yarn!

This was my first attempt... Just one colour. It was tropical punch I think.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/pixie_rock/Crafts/IMGP2605.jpg

And this is the one i JUST did (while avoiding my annotated bibliography. yuck) It's still drying right now and I'm super excited for it Smiley I used Flavoraid Grape and Raspberry.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v44/pixie_rock/Crafts/IMGP2609.jpg

Sorry the colours don't really show up properly...

Both of those are freaking awesome!  I love them, I may have to steal the grape and raspberry idea!
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« Reply #273 on: October 24, 2005 03:02:39 PM »

OOOOOO! The colours end up so vibrant!

I'm psyched to give this a try! I have one question: does it have to be done on wool that's never been dyed before to work? Obviously it might turn out darker or what have you... but I just want to make sure the dye will 'take'.
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« Reply #274 on: October 24, 2005 07:16:08 PM »




My handspun kool aid dyed thick thin bulky yarn =)
It has a strand of purple that wasn't dyed with kool aid just something i bought and had in my stash from before that I added into the yarn - the ashy purple is the kool aid dyed purple
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« Reply #275 on: October 24, 2005 08:55:53 PM »

I'm psyched to give this a try! I have one question: does it have to be done on wool that's never been dyed before to work? Obviously it might turn out darker or what have you... but I just want to make sure the dye will 'take'.

You can overdye wool (or silk!). I've done it a few times when I've bought yarn that was a color I didn't like (most recently when I bought pale peach yarn and overdyed it; the resulting color was a peachy rose. Before that I overdyed variegated pastel yarn with a deep red). You should do some test strands, though, as some colors won't work well. Color mixing can be a bit tricky, but it's fun when it works.
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« Reply #276 on: November 01, 2005 12:40:29 AM »

My first post:)

I have a bunch of hemp/wool yarn and hemp/cotton yarn I want to try and dye. From reading everything I can find on kool aid dying, it sounds like the hemp/wool would definitely be the best first thing for me to try.

I haven't seen anything about dying hemp yarn with Kool Aid, though. Has anyone tried it yet? I'll be sure to post about what happens when I do (and when I wash it)
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« Reply #277 on: November 01, 2005 07:41:57 AM »

Since hemp is a plant fiber, it probably won't dye by this method. Try the hemp/wool, though; at least the wool part will dye (I dyed cashmere/cotton blend just fine). It will look really cool, and I may be proven wrong about the hemp thing  Wink
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Laamissa
« Reply #278 on: November 01, 2005 05:33:50 PM »

I LOVE KOOL AID DYING!!
I gave it a try and  I was amazed!!

Here are some Romney rovings I dyed:

"cherry and  grape"


this is a variation more cherry than grape


I cant believe how vibrant the colors came out.  Can you believe people drink this stuff? 
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« Reply #279 on: November 03, 2005 08:42:52 AM »

Here are my kool-aid projects:

Sophie Bag
The green on this Sophie Bag was dyed using kool-aid.


Booga Bag
This pastel color combo on my Booga Bag was also made with kool-aid.

My picturea are too big so I had ro post the links to my blog!!!

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