Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Kool-Aid Dyeing

I had been reading about dyeing yarn with Kool-Aid and my mom had some wool yarn, so I got about 8 ounces from her and gave it a try! I've never dyed anything before (other than tie-dye with RIT) so it was a new experience, but fun!



This is the yarn soaking in cool water prior to the dyeing process.



This is the dye in the slow cooker waiting for the yarn. I used 6 cups of water, 2 cups of vinegar and 8 packets of Kool-Aid.



Here the yarn is in the dye just starting the dyeing process.







I cooked the yarn and dye on low setting for 3 hours until the water was clear.






The yarn is all done!





Even though my ties were very loose, I still ended up with a small undyed area.

1 comment:

Edward said...

It looksneat even with the few undyed spots.