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Old 07-14-2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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Kool-Aid?
I was just wondering if anyone had tried dying yarn with kool aid. I just bought some plain yarn to knit with, and was going to try dying it with kool aid. It just seems like it would wash out, or at least fade a lot...
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:17 PM   #2
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I've used it and found it surprisingly color fast, using vinegar as a mordant. The colors tend to be pretty bright.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:53 PM   #3
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I've done a lot of Kool aid stuff here's photos. THe color can be really bright but if you experiment you can get more muted colors. It's cheap and fun. I highly recommend it.
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Wonderful! I was hoping to get some bright colors out of it, so that's okay. Did you get that brown color using kool aid?
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Wonderful! I was hoping to get some bright colors out of it, so that's okay. Did you get that brown color using kool aid?
Yup. I used green and orange. I had to experiement a lot
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how exactly do you use kool aid to dye it?
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:11 PM   #8
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I love the Kool Aid dying....It's so much fun...I get my kids in on it when I dye my yarns with Kool Aid.....

On a side note, my brother used to dye his hair with blue Kool Aid......nice vibrant blue.....
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