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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2004 09:40:07 AM »

 If you do the tye dye, it says to put the tye dyed thing in the washer to set the color. Don't out all theyarn in the washer in the loopy things at the same time. They get all tangeld and your left with a whole jumble of yarn twisted together. If you have a lot of patience it's still frusterating

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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2004 09:54:48 PM »

from what i understand about dying, kool-aid only really works on animal fibers. it will dye other fibers, but it doesn't really "bond" to them (i sooo don't understand the science behind it). so if it gets wet, or you wash it or eat it cause it tastes good the dye will probably go away. rit dye works well on natural fibers, but not so well on synthetics. so it's success on blends depends on the amount of natural fibers. oh and please please please use gloves and please use a dust mask if you're going to use powdered dye. rit especially is very very bad for you. i wish they would have taught that when we were kids at camp dunking our hands trying to make beautiful tie-dye.  please share when you're stuff's all done! Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2004 06:34:39 AM »

Ha Ha yeah powered dye is horrible.....but it makes for some colorful sneezes afterwards! My bathroom was like one of those old coloring books where water makes the colors come out after one particularly bad Rit package opening......
The Liquid Rit is a bit more expensive but it's worth the hassle I think.  And as long as the material is 50% cotton I've had success with it...any less than that and it's not worth it.


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« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2004 06:55:15 AM »

i've had lousy results with rit dyes as well.
procion dyes are worth the extra $, in my experience.

« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2004 08:18:36 AM »

I second the procion dyes (and I LOVE dharma!) -- I dyed some 100% cotton t-shirts with them about five years ago, and they still look just as bright as they did when I dyed them (and they are worn and washed often -- just not by me).

« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2004 11:48:34 AM »

procion is a cold dye right? i can't remember. i've never used it, but i've always wanted to. and i think they actually make a true black. which is IMPOSSIBLE  with rit dye. you get this awful brown/purple nightmare. now i really wanna try the procion dyes out!

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« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2004 06:35:55 AM »

 Yeah, I know about the black and Rit dye. I got these really bright pale lime green and baby blue capris for my birthday. I didn't like it. SO my mom bought some from Wal-mart and they are hanging  in the basement after a year beacuse they are an ugly grey.

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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2013 02:25:54 AM »

Once I had tried to dye cotton yarn with food coloring by reading some blogs and it was such a nice experience that I never forget it. But I have not tried any experience with kool aid, even I have some blogs where procedure is given that how to dye cotton yarn with kool aid, so I'm thinking that I will try this.
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