Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid! (video by Michele Grim)

November 29, 2010 by  
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Michele demonstrates the art of coloring yarn using Kool-Aid. She provides a step-by-step tutorial on dyeing yarn using this favorite childeren’s drink. Kool-Aid provides an inexpensive, environmentally friendly means of coloring your favorite animal fiber or yarn.

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  1. Michele Grim says:

    Hi all!

    There are a couple points I forgot to mention in the video:

    1) When your yarn/fiber is heating in the pot, you don’t need to touch it at all. If there is any agitation, even slightly, you could risk fulling or felting your yarn/fiber.

    2) When you dump out the old water and put a new rinse in, make sure the water is the same temperature as the old water. This way, it’ll lessen the shock to the wool and no risk fulling or felting.

    3) The yarn in this video is actually dyed with 2 packets of Kool Aid. There was an error in making this video, so if you want that color orange, you will have to use 2 packets.

    4) If you see anything else I may have left out, please feel free to comment.

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