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BobbiKnits
07-14-2008, 06:11 PM
I was just wondering if anyone had tried dying yarn with kool aid. I just bought some plain yarn to knit with, and was going to try dying it with kool aid. It just seems like it would wash out, or at least fade a lot...

katknit
07-14-2008, 08:17 PM
I've used it and found it surprisingly color fast, using vinegar as a mordant. The colors tend to be pretty bright.

feministmama
07-14-2008, 08:53 PM
I've done a lot of Kool aid stuff here's photos. THe color can be really bright http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2303/2168902781_7da74e1cb1.jpgbut if you experiment you can get more muted colors. It's cheap and fun. I highly recommend it.

BobbiKnits
07-14-2008, 09:06 PM
Wonderful! I was hoping to get some bright colors out of it, so that's okay. Did you get that brown color using kool aid?

feministmama
07-15-2008, 10:03 AM
Wonderful! I was hoping to get some bright colors out of it, so that's okay. Did you get that brown color using kool aid?

Yup. I used green and orange. I had to experiement a lot :roll:

sarahbean
07-15-2008, 10:53 AM
how exactly do you use kool aid to dye it?

BobbiKnits
07-15-2008, 12:33 PM
http://www.thepiper.com/fiberart/koolaid/dyeingwithkoolaid.pdf

noratasha
07-15-2008, 07:11 PM
I love the Kool Aid dying....It's so much fun...I get my kids in on it when I dye my yarns with Kool Aid.....

On a side note, my brother used to dye his hair with blue Kool Aid......nice vibrant blue.....