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Old 06-30-2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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Dyed Roving
I dyed some of my natural wool roving. I think I needed to use more packets of koolaid...I was going for brighter colors.

PS...Does anyone have access to the BLUE or Lime Green Koolaid??? I'll pay ya







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Old 06-30-2007, 11:21 PM   #2
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ohhhh ... I think it is going to spin up really pretty ... can't wait to see the yarn !
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You should really look into getting some Wilton gel dyes! They're just as safe as kool-aid and quite cheap, but they come in a gazillion colors. :D
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i love my wiltons thats what i use, kelly green gives a really nice bright green.
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The roving looks really pretty, even without bright colors

I've heard all these recommendations for Wilton dyes...where do you buy them? I can't find them anywhere.
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Old 07-01-2007, 09:36 PM   #6
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Food coloring can be used to dye rovings and yarn and its much much cheaper than kool aid. I got a box of four colors at AC Moore for about 2 bucks. You just need to add some vinegar to your dye liquid to aid in the chemical process.
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Originally Posted by Jess_knit View Post
The roving looks really pretty, even without bright colors

I've heard all these recommendations for Wilton dyes...where do you buy them? I can't find them anywhere.
wilton dyes are actually food color gels/paste. they work better than regulaer food color liquids because they are concentrated. i usualy buy mine from wal-mart for less then $2. i have about 7 or so colors. they mix well and dye very vibrantly

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I get mine at Michael's or JoAnn. I've frosted quite a few kid cakes in my day, so I've amassed quite a few colors.
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COOL!!! I'm going to have to try that out!!! Now to buy more bare roving and yarns!!
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Thanks! I'll go check those places out.
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