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Old 12-17-2004, 02:34 AM   #1
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Dyeing with Kool Aid
I came across this great chart a while ago, and saved the image to my computer. Regrettably, I can no longer find the website it came from, or I'd link to it.

[later....I've realized I shouldn't have this image in this thread without permission. Now that we know the site's address, here's a link to this great color chart image!]

Description of chart: Samples were made by using Kool Aid and Flavor Aid (FA) to dye the yarn! The left column appears to be dyed on white wool, while the right column is the same color dyed on a natural grey wool.
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:39 PM   #2
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Very cool.
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Old 12-19-2004, 12:19 PM   #3
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Found it!
Found it! Here's the original site:
http://www.thepiper.com/fiberart/koolaid/

Also, it has the recipes of how to actually dye the yarn with koolaid. Very cool stuff.

If anyone tries it, I'd be very interested in your results.
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Old 12-19-2004, 12:29 PM   #4
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Great detective work, Jessica!!!

Yay! That site has great info!

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Old 01-01-2005, 03:54 PM   #5
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More info on dyeing with Kool-Aid

http://www.planetshoup.com/easy/tips/dyekool.shtml
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It would be neat if you made a video possibly on this Amy. Just a thought.
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:34 PM   #7
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thepiper.com is offline as of 11/19/05 :(

Pity. I hope it comes back up soon - that was an awesome chart.

The current issue of Creative Knitting (Jan 05) magazine has a good article on koolaid/Rit dyeing if anyone is interested.
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Old 12-14-2005, 07:38 AM   #8
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There's a feature in Knitty.com on using Kool Aid as well. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm going to have some yarn off my spinning wheel soon that I'm going to use Kool Aid on...Now to pick the colors...
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Here's a great page on it too, talks about using tamarindo KA to tone down colors, and just great info overall:

http://lusciousgracious.com/koolaid.htm

I'm ordering some Bartlett Fisherman's natural or WOTA natural to try this with. As soon as I finish what's on my needles, I've promised myself.
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:47 AM   #10
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We tried this when I went to visit mom lol we got beige yarn and then grape koolaid while it was dying we thought ohhh how gross that is going to be when we took it out and rinsed it we had peach yarn... LOL It was alot of fun and hopefully after Christmas I can try it some more... knittygritty did a show on all types of dying you could do too...
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