I dyed yesterday

SKHolt's picture

I've only dyed one other time using Kool-Aid and it wasn't such a great experience. However, yesterday a friend of mine invited several people over because it was "a good day to dye." So I had some alpaca that I had spun that was an off-white. Dropped it into the dye pot and voila! The pretty golden sun color that I wanted was achieved. Notice the small skein of my first/test batch of dye. What fun.


SKHolt's picture

I used the jacquared dyes

I used the jacquared dyes which you can find here http://www.jacquardproducts.com/
I blended a good bit of yellow and only needed a bit of red to accomplish the gold color. I have to give credit where credit is due, my friend Abby was a great teacher who held my hand every step of the way. It was quite fun to learn to dye.

RickeScott's picture

Afree, the colors are

Afree, the colors are amazing, very rich and intense. What kind of dye did you use?

dannvictoria's picture

I'm not sure what impresses

I'm not sure what impresses me more, the dyeing or the spinning? I would love to try both.


Kilted Knitter's picture

Great! Job! I was

Great! Job!

I was recentely told about kool-aid dyeing, I thought I would get some inexpensive cotton yarn and let my Granddaughter try and dye some yarn. Sounds like a fun project to do together.
Barry-the Kilted Knitter

MMario's picture

not cotton. Kool-aid is for

not cotton. Kool-aid is for protien based dyes - it doesn't take on cellulose based. Nylon it will dye though, I'm told; I haven't tried it.

some knitpicks bare is pretty inexpensive.

MMario's picture

So what kind of dyeing was

So what kind of dyeing was this? I'm assuming the darker one is the test skein?


captin_jack's picture

Awesome color! Great job!

Awesome color! Great job!

crmartin's picture

Beautiful, I want to try

Beautiful, I want to try dying soon. I would love to hand paint some sock yarn.