A Yarn Dying Experiment

10:17 AM

About a month ago I went to a crafting afternoon to the friend of a friends house.  She is like the uber crafty mom.  She showed us how to dye yarn with kool-aid.  And so for the last month I have wanted to experiment.  

I pretty much followed what she said to do and while what turned out was not what I had envisioned, I love the tie-dyed effect the yarn has.  

Dye Your Yarn has some great formulas to follow for some pretty cool colors.  I used ice blue lemon aid, black cherry, strawberry, and lemon aid.  I tried to follow the chart from the website, but came up with some other interesting colors.  I found the black cherry kool aid to be the strongest (and perhaps a bit overpowering) color so I am glad there is still some white showing.

I had envisioned a blue, green and yellow yarn but when I couldn't find any lemon lime kool aid, my plan changed.  And Corrine voiced her opinion when she wanted "pink" kool aid.  I am going to use this funky, tie-dyed yarn to make a vest for Corrine.

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  1. That looks like so much fun! I have been meaning to order some plain yarn so I can try my hand at dyeing, but then I forget so thanks for the reminder.
    Your yarn will make a great vest for Miss Corrine.

  2. Your dyed yarn looks quite pretty. I think Corrine will love her vest. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

  3. My daughter wanted to try dyeing but we never got to it. Lovely colors and of course there should be pink!!


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