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Topic: YARN DYEING 101 - KOOL AID  (Read 221024 times)
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spunkkygirl
« Reply #350 on: January 20, 2006 06:58:29 PM »

Do you think I could use apple cider vinegar or does it have to be that white distilled vinegar??  I don't have any regular vinegar and I can't get any tonight but I would SO LOVE to try this like NOW!!!! thank you!
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« Reply #351 on: January 20, 2006 07:14:51 PM »

I've done it quite a few times and never used any vinegar. The kool-aid is acidic by itself.

I've felted the dyed wool so I know the dye was set.
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spunkkygirl
« Reply #352 on: January 20, 2006 07:43:39 PM »

Thank you SO MUCH  Cheesy for the quick reply you are so sweet!! Kiss
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spunkkygirl
« Reply #353 on: January 21, 2006 12:22:57 AM »

Well thank you so much for your help, I used the cider vinegar and various flavors, myfavorite is the lemonade, pink lemonade one!! Grin  Any feedback (even negative is appreciated)




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« Reply #354 on: January 21, 2006 03:16:57 AM »

is it possible to dye a felted garment with this method? or is it possible to dye it first and then felt?
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PinkLlama
« Reply #355 on: January 21, 2006 10:29:28 AM »

Does anyone have a picture of an item they have dyed with koolaid and then felted? A before and after picture maybe, I would like to see if it fades or not.
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« Reply #356 on: January 21, 2006 04:05:22 PM »

PinkLlama you gave me the push I needed to figure out how to post a pix.

HopefullyYeah it works, here is a picture of some Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool I dyed with Kool-Aid (actually Flavoraid - Kool-aid's illegitimate step brother Wink ) as well as a cell phone pouch I knit with it. I would have to say the dye job definitely does not fade. The color does change slightly but I checked all of my other felt stuff and that is true for all of them. Probably the fact the the yarns are more compacted and the slight fuzz the felted item has.



Here is another purse and a close up to show a multicolored dye job.


A close up of the purse.
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/37809Kool-Aid_Purse_Close-up_small.jpg

The slight white areas, like right on the tip of the tab, are not fades. They are gaps between the colors from when I dyed the yarn. This was my first batch and I have learned to be more careful. It's a trick to not have white spots and also not have too much blending of the colors.
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« Reply #357 on: January 21, 2006 04:22:36 PM »

elijor- that purse is beautifu. I actually like the white spots in the yarn, and they're definitely better than the brown spots you get if the dyes mix.
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« Reply #358 on: January 21, 2006 06:48:51 PM »

Ok my pix aren't working, and I have tried about three different ways.  Can someone give me a quick class on how to post them? I looked at other threads and I am not sure what I am doing wrong!  ugh Cry
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« Reply #359 on: January 21, 2006 07:22:02 PM »

PinkLlama you gave me the push I needed to figure out how to post a pix.

elijor, thanks so much for posting those pictures. My only concern was fading so now there is nothing stopping me. The purse is beautiful. I like the few white spots it adds to the varigatedness.
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