I will be making lots of these! Love it!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Okay, So after much trial and error, I have finally successfully dyed my own yarn with Kool-aid!
first, I filled the pot about halfway with hot tap water and vinegar, and submerged the yarn in it. I let it soak about an hour just to make sure the yarn had absorbed the water. After the yarn was soaked, I poured most of the water out so the remaining water was not quite covering the yarn, but close. Then I turned the stove on and brought the yarn to a simmer. After turning on the heat, I poured in my colors. Slowly and carefully I poured the kool-aid in towards the edges of the pot, evenly spaced – when you pour at the edges, the colors will bleed in to the center. SO you don't want to start in the middle or else your colors will get muddled.
I just kept it at a simmer until the color was all absorbed in the yarn, not the water.
Then I poured the water out through the colander and let it cool to room temperature.
After it cooled I rinsed it with equal temperature water and squeezed the water out. Then I let it hang it to dry overnight.
Somethings I have learned, DON'T use cotton, keep your yarn neat through the hole process so you don't spend countless wasted hours trying to untangle it, and have patience.
I will buy white wool next time so the colors are more vibrant. This was a cream color so it's not just how I want it. The above picture I enhanced with photo shop. I thought it looked sweet.
Anyway I can't wait to dye more yarn and start making stuff! Let me know what you think!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I found this blog that shows you how to dye your own yarn with kool-aid! I am trying right now! I will put up pictures of the process. In the mean time here is the link to the blog http://www.leethal.net/zine/?p=764
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010