Thursday, June 14, 2007

Crafty Saturday-Fun With Koolaid

I've been itching to try my hand at dying wool and felting . So last Saturday, the kidlings and I tried dying wool with Koolaid. It was lots of fun and very cool. We adapted these instructions from www.knitty.com with great success. Here are our supplies:


After soaking the wool in warm soapy water and getting kind of sticky mixing the Kool-Aid, we plunked our wool into the dye baths:

So bright!

We microwaved each dye bath in 2 minute increments. The purple and green took about 6 minutes each, the red took about 8 minutes. We knew we were done when the bath water was clear:


We let the wool cool a little bit and then took it out to dry.

Next time we'll use gloves

And here's the final product:


Next up: Felting!!

4 comments:

Jenn Maruska said...

That is really cool!

And sounds like fun : )

Nina Kuriloff said...

The colors are beautiful!

Liz (made in lowell) said...

Neat!! Will this be for needle felting? I would think since the wool has been in hot soapy water, it would no longer wet felt?

Steph said...

Very Very Cool!