Monday, October 19, 2009

Coin Purse

My first felted crochet project is also the first project I've made from yarn that I dyed myself...


using Kool-Aid!

This is my yarn after being dyed with different packages of Kool-Aid. The newly dyed yarn is basically a warm rose colour, with some pale bits and some patches of grey/green in it.
For a first time dye project, the Kool-Aid was easy to work with (bonus was the yummy scent from the different flavours). Next time I won't combine so many colours so close together on the yarn as I believe that's why my colours aren't more vivid.
It surprised me that the felting process didn't alter the colours of my project. I was a little concerned that it would - which is why I started with such a small item. I can see how dyeing yarn could become addictive and I would love to experiment some more.
Have you tried dyeing yarn?


3 comments:

  1. The colours are soft and feminine. You can be proud of the whole job from start to finish.

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  2. Your project came out so beautifully!! The beads really add to it! I have done some dyeing at workshops but never at home. There is a great instructional blog from Finland that I read. She grows or harvest natural products to dye her wool. I several of her skeins and one of her mitten kits. The dyes are amazing. Here is her link:

    http://riihivilla.blogspot.com/

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  3. I was surprised by how strong the colours were, and how strong their staying power was, when we did Kool-aid yarn too. The first thought that came to my mind was imagine what this would do to your insides if you drank it regularly. Eeep!! ;-)

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