Friday, June 20, 2008

Kool Aid Dyeing

It was inevitable. Knitting and then spinning and now dyeing. I thought I'd try kool aid first. I can't believe people drink that stuff. It does dye nicely though.

17 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great colours!

two hippos said...

What fabulous colours, who would have thought a drink could die wool! I wonder what it does to the stomach?

Amanda said...

I have this on my list of things to try too. In my cupboard I have about 10 packets of the stuff in different colours which was sent to me in a swap a couple of years ago. After reading that you can dye wool with it a while ago it totally put me off making it into anything drinkable!! Can't wait to try it (later on, after I have the baby and finish setting up house etc etc etc....!!)

kirsten said...

yeah, isn't that freaky? i will never drink kool-aid anymore!

Michelle said...

never tryed kool-aid but now i'm wondering what colour 'coke' would come out as ....

Rebecca said...

that came out nicely. can't wait to try this myself someday. what color will you use on your next skein?

raining sheep said...

That turned out really great! I love that color...it is so sunny and tropical island like!

Jacquie said...

Kool-aid...really? Wow, who knew? It had to be good for something!

p said...

i've never heard of Kool Aid, nice colour though
Lisa x

lucykate crafts... said...

what a scrumcious colour!

Krafty Keely said...

Never had the urge to drink kool aid but after seeing what it does to yarn I don't think I will ever try it.

Must say it colours the yarn beautifully.

Keely x

Philigry said...

so fantastic! I love this.

Jenny said...

Lovely warm and bright colour-it turned out so well.

Miss Dot said...

apparently you can also use it as a colourant for the cooked play dough.

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

We just made play dough with it the other day! It is very soft and nice.
1 cup flour
1 package Kool-AidKool-Aid (any flavor)
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup salt
3/4 cup boiling water (the original recipe called for one cup of boiling water, but I found it made the dough too loose- aim for 3/4 cup and add more if needed)

Mix all dry ingredients in bowl then oil, then pour boiling water in and mix thoroughly.

Di said...

Your yarn is great! I have some Kool Aid - I must try dyeing the KnitPicks yarn that I have! I wonder if it will turn out as nicely!

jennijen said...

ooooh! that may be my favorite kool-aid dying job ever. i'm very into red and orange at the moment....