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« on: March 24, 2006 05:00:45 PM »

alright, so i HAD to try this out, we had done it in my fiber arts class earlier this year, except with plain wool (for needle felthion) not yarn... the pictures arent all that great, but it came out a light pink, and i like it very much





what do you think??

also, a quick question... i have alreayd rinsed the yarn a couple times, but it still smells strongly of vinegar, is there anyway of getting it out? i also sprayed it with some green apple lysol and that seemed to work a bit

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2006 06:23:39 PM »

Lovely color!

Maybe Febreeze? I've used that to get stank out of a lot of things. I was in a cross stitch RR and the person that I received from smoked, which usually I don't mind and the smell doesn't bother me, but this stuff reeked! So I put the thread in a big baggie and doused a paper towel with febreeze and then put the paper towel in the baggie (not touching the cross stitch supplies) and sealed it up. It didn't take long for the smell to leave.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2006 07:34:31 AM »

thanks,

ill have to try that out! i didnt even think of that
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2006 07:40:04 AM »

Kool-aid dye is so fun.  Your wool is great.  I think the scent fades eventually. Just let it air dry awhile.  You could just give it another rinse and even add a little hair conditioner to the rinse water to soften the wool.   I don't think you really need to use vinegar in this dying process because the kool-aid is already acidic enough. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2006 07:40:07 AM »

That's a pretty color. What flavor Kool-Aid did you use?
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2006 07:49:07 AM »

Anytime I dye yarn with vinegar, I first fill a sink with hot water & dish soap, put the yarn in that for a couple of minutes.  Then I fill a sink with just hot water, put the yarn in that for a minute.  Drain that water, then fill the sink one more time with just hot water, and put the yarn in that.  Take out, squeeze gently, smell.  After those 3 steps, mine usually smells like wet sheep instead of vinegar Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2006 01:39:43 PM »

thanks for all those ideas, ill definetly have to remember them next time i dye yarn.... and that conditioner idea doesnt sound too bad either!!

sadly i cant tell you which kool-aid i used, because the actual title of the container got ripped off when i opened it... i used one of those large 1 lb - 4 oz containers.. .but i can tell you that its one of the twists flavors, and the guy on the front is holding a strawberry and pineapple piece, so it could be safe to say its strawberry-pineapple twist?? but dont hold me to it
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