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snephenie
06-30-2007, 07:57 PM
I dyed some of my natural wool roving. I think I needed to use more packets of koolaid...I was going for brighter colors.

PS...Does anyone have access to the BLUE or Lime Green Koolaid??? I'll pay ya :)

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Debbie
06-30-2007, 11:21 PM
ohhhh ... I think it is going to spin up really pretty ... can't wait to see the yarn !

Julie
07-01-2007, 12:46 AM
You should really look into getting some Wilton gel dyes! They're just as safe as kool-aid and quite cheap, but they come in a gazillion colors. :D

jeanius80
07-01-2007, 12:33 PM
i love my wiltons :lol: thats what i use, kelly green gives a really nice bright green.

Jess_knit
07-01-2007, 01:48 PM
The roving looks really pretty, even without bright colors :lol:

I've heard all these recommendations for Wilton dyes...where do you buy them? I can't find them anywhere.

OkayKnits
07-01-2007, 09:36 PM
Food coloring can be used to dye rovings and yarn and its much much cheaper than kool aid. I got a box of four colors at AC Moore for about 2 bucks. You just need to add some vinegar to your dye liquid to aid in the chemical process.

jeanius80
07-01-2007, 10:44 PM
The roving looks really pretty, even without bright colors :lol:

I've heard all these recommendations for Wilton dyes...where do you buy them? I can't find them anywhere.
wilton dyes (http://www.wilton.com/store/site/department.cfm?id=3E305008-475A-BAC0-50998F2253BBBC1F&fid=7816D930-475A-BAC0-5CB6ADF25218B917)are actually food color gels/paste. they work better than regulaer food color liquids because they are concentrated. i usualy buy mine from wal-mart for less then $2. i have about 7 or so colors. they mix well and dye very vibrantly

HTH

Julie
07-02-2007, 12:58 AM
I get mine at Michael's or JoAnn. I've frosted quite a few kid cakes in my day, so I've amassed quite a few colors. ;)

snephenie
07-02-2007, 01:04 AM
COOL!!! I'm going to have to try that out!!! Now to buy more bare roving and yarns!! :)

Jess_knit
07-02-2007, 01:08 AM
Thanks! I'll go check those places out.