Kool-Aid Dye

Armed with packets of peach mango, grape and tropical punch Kool-Aid, Knitorious poised with a turkey baster, dyed one skein of Lamb’s Pride Worsted (Color M-10 Cream) with the childhood beverage.  Each packet was mixed individually in cups with 1/2 c. of water and 1/4 c. of vinegar.  The hanks of yarn were soaked in a mixture of about 5 gallons of water and 1 c. of vinegar for thirty minutes prior to dyeing.  The yarn was arranged in a pyrex dish for the application of dye.  After the dye was applied, the yarn was heated on high for two minutes using a microwave.  After the yarn cooled for two minutes, the yarn was placed in tepid water and hung to dry.  The wool/mohair combination of Lamb’s Pride Worsted produced a halo effect which enhanced the resulting color.

Author: knitorious

I live in a world of mixed media, primarily focused on yarn and fabric. Currently, I'm exploring the world of fashion design, specifically dart manipulation along with bead embroidery. I enjoy translating my work through the use of photography.

5 thoughts on “Kool-Aid Dye”

  1. Very cool and creative, Mary Lou! I may need to try this out myself to change my peach mohair yarn into a more pleasing color!

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