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Chelsea716Knits
02-15-2012, 10:47 PM
I have never dyed yarn before... how do I do this with store bought natural wool? I want to make in pink! Or red.. or purple. What can I use to dye it? What do you use to dye? Any equipment? What dye do I use? Where can I get it cheap? Thanks for helping!

-Chels

suzeeq
02-15-2012, 11:23 PM
Koolaid works with 100% wool. There's a tutorial at knit picks (http://community.knitpicks.com/notes/Dyeing_-_Kool-Aid%C2%AE)on how to do it.

Chelsea716Knits
02-16-2012, 04:44 PM
I heard of that... thanks for the link!

vaknitter
03-08-2012, 10:35 PM
Koolaid dyeing is fun and super easy - I dyed a whole punch of old wool someone gave me that was starting to yellow. It came out gorgeous and I used it to make a felted satchel type bag for the person that gave it to me. Depending on how much you are dyeing I would do it on a nice day when you can put everything outside to dry.

vaknitter
03-08-2012, 10:57 PM
picture proof of my koolaid dye job

LadyEpicurean
03-09-2012, 12:40 PM
Pink yarn, you say?

If you're using an all natural fiber, you can use a natural dye on the cheap.

Beets are an excellent option but eventually fades, so you might want to re-dye completed pieces if you don't have any other yarn incorporated into your project.

Ask me for other colors and detailed dying directions!

GrumpyGramma
11-05-2014, 08:01 PM
picture proof of my koolaid dye job

Oh, pretty. I just saw this for the first time. I'm late to the party but had to say I L :heart: VE your bag.

vaknitter
11-06-2014, 11:03 PM
That's so funny this post came up b/c I just pulled this yarn out of the closet last week and was trying to decide what I could make with it and trying to remember what the first bag looked like !!

GrumpyGramma
11-07-2014, 12:37 AM
A spam post brought it to the surface. Interesting how things work out.

arooj
12-17-2014, 01:09 AM
I too am interested in knitting for the babies. Please PM me to receive the yarn. Thank you.