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Old 02-15-2012, 10:47 PM   #1
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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!

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Old 02-15-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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Koolaid works with 100% wool. There's a tutorial at knit picks on how to do it.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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I heard of that... thanks for the link!
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:35 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:57 PM   #5
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found the pictures
picture proof of my koolaid dye job
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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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!

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Old 11-05-2014, 08:01 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by vaknitter View Post
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 VE your bag.
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:03 PM   #8
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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 !!
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A spam post brought it to the surface. Interesting how things work out.
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I too am interested in knitting for the babies. Please PM me to receive the yarn. Thank you.
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