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amigarabita
02-28-2005, 02:52 AM
after reading the links amy posted on this thread (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=503) i decided to try a little kool-aid dying with a bunch of white yarn i had. i recorded my progress which you can witness: here. (http://friendbunny.com/koolaid.htm)

i felt like i should have made double the dye bath than the site (http://www.thepiper.com/fiberart/koolaid/basic-howto.html) suggested because the yarn soaked up the dye bath SO quickly.

anyway, it was a fun little side project. i'd love to hear about how kool-aid dying went for you, if you've done this.

amy
02-28-2005, 11:15 AM
Wow, Amigarabita, that's a great tutorial! (Check it out everyone!)

Just curious, how many packets per oz. of yarn did you use for those colors? And, if you're not too tired after posting all those great pics, I'd love to see a pic of the skeins dry, to see the true shade they came out....

LOVE the pic of "the mildly interested cat." LOL
:lol:

Thanks for sharing!!!!
Amy

JessicaSant
02-28-2005, 01:45 PM
awesome -- I'm getting more and more tempted to try this.

salsa
02-28-2005, 02:45 PM
Wow amigarabita! Very interesting and very artistic! (I loved your cat too. He's gorgeous!)

Have you decided yet what you are going to make with your newly dyed yarn?

amigarabita
02-28-2005, 03:18 PM
thanks everyone!!!

amy, it says it in there, but it was 1 packet of koolaid per oz of yarn. HOWEVER! i think everything should be doubled in the recipe. so 2 cups total liquid (i.e. 1 1/2 cups water + 1/2 c vinegar = 3:1) and 2 packets of koolaid for every ounce. it just wasn't enough liquid to drop the yarn into.

i'll post final pics when it is dry and i ball it. i'm actually surprised it isn't dry yet.

amy
02-28-2005, 03:25 PM
Thanks AmiG! You did a great job on that tutorial! :)
Amy

Jouf
02-28-2005, 07:42 PM
Ambigarta, your post is fantastic. I like the tones of slight changes in color! It's great.

Jouf

MaggieL
03-01-2005, 08:22 AM
Wow amigarabita! Your yarn looks great!

amigarabita
03-04-2005, 06:02 PM
I got around to balling up all that yarn. You can see it on my new blog! (http://www.friendbunny.com/blog/)

KnittingKnut
03-05-2005, 12:41 AM
Beautiful colors amigarabita!!! I have some natural alpaca and natural silk that I have been trying to get up the nerve to dye so found your tutorial very encouraging...thank you for sharing it. I do have one question.....how do you keep the yarn from tangling?

amigarabita
03-05-2005, 02:57 AM
it is going to tangle some. if it is in a loose skein you can tie (an independent) piece of yarn around the top, bottom and even the two sides --that helps a lot. just be conscious of it.

KnittingKnut
03-05-2005, 09:55 AM
Thanks!!

MaggieL
03-05-2005, 10:09 AM
I love the colors!