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Old 03-27-2014, 01:03 AM   #1
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I'm dyeing my yarn soon. I bought food coloring & Kool Aid.

I don't like the way the pink mixture turned out when I tried to create it with the food coloring. I love it with the Kool Aid.

I'm not stove dyeing, but using the microwave method.

Can I just paint the parts I want with the food coloring mixture (water, vinegar, & the color) & the other parts with Kool Aid?

Basically, can I dye with both at the same time?
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:02 AM   #2
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Absolutely! there are no rules when it comes to dyeing with food coloring & cool aid.

If you can find black food coloring, give it a try. It won't dye black and the 'breakage' will surprise you!
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:32 AM   #3
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Absolutely! there are no rules when it comes to dyeing with food coloring & cool aid.

If you can find black food coloring, give it a try. It won't dye black and the 'breakage' will surprise you!
Where would I find black dye?

I just tried it & it's so cute! I did both. The purple isn't as nice, though. I think I'm going to have to find the McCormick Neon food coloring to get the purple I want.

The yarn is drying now. Once it's done, I'll wrap it into a hank & I'll post it!
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It might be hard to find at this time of the year, it's more of a halloween color. I found it at the grocery store. It's in a bottle, not those cute 4 packs.

You might want to ask at a local bakery if they have a little to spare.

If you want a brighter color, you have to use a lot of cool aid or food coloring. Just one of the reasons I said commercial fiber dyes are more economic. Put the cats in the bedroom and get some good dye if the neon colors don't work for you.
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Specialty shops that carry Wilton cake decorating supplies would probably have black food dye.
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I've done about 3 skeins now using Kool-Aid. They are super bright & super cute!!

And they smell awesome. Lol.
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