Friday, August 7, 2009

Kool Aid Dyeing



This time I painted the yarn and used following steps:
  1. I soaked the yarn, a 100% wool which I had wound in a hank, in warm water for approx. 45 min.
  2. After squeezing out the excess water I placed it on plastic wrap for dyeing.
  3. Then I poured my prepared dye in the different sections of my yarn. Sometimes I had to slightly tap the yarn so that the dye would reach the fiber on the bottom too.
  4. After carefully wrapping the hank in the plastic wrap and folding it, it went in the microwave for 2 x 2 minutes on high to set the dye.
  5. Not to "shock" the yarn I let it cool down and then rinsed and dried it.....
The name of the color way is Harlekin since I wanted to create a yarn to knit socks for Warm Woolies. The children in the orphanages love colorful things.....

It's so much fun to use Kool-Aid for dyeing. I just wonder how the stomach of people who drink this looks like. :)

2 comments:

The Knifty Knitter said...

Another great pair of socks. Kool-aid dyeing is fun, isn't it? :)

Lynn said...

These are really cute!!! I think I need to pull out the kool-aid and do some dyeing again. It's been awhile since i've done it.