Forum Forum (
-   Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. (
-   -   I want to dye yarn... HELP! (

Chelsea716Knits 02-15-2012 10:47 PM

I want to dye yarn... HELP!
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!


suzeeq 02-15-2012 11:23 PM

Koolaid works with 100% wool. There's a tutorial at knit picks 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

found the pictures
3 Attachment(s)
picture proof of my koolaid dye job

LadyEpicurean 03-09-2012 12:40 PM

Did someone say natural dyes?
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


Originally Posted by vaknitter (Post 1344368)
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.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:24 AM.