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Kool aid dye

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Sears, Ellen (ESears.us)
Tue, 17 Feb 1998 11:26:58 -0500


Wet the wool... make sure it's thoroughly washed and wet.

Add two packages of sugarless Kool-aid to a crockpot of water. (You may
use one package for a lighter shade.)

Stir.

Add wool.

Turn crockpot on high.

When the crockpot is hot and steaming, you may turn the temperature down
to 'simmer' or low for 30 minutes.

At the end of the 30 minutes, turn the crockpot off, the dye bath should
be 'exhausted".

Rinse the wool and wash with soap or detergent. (Please make sure the
water temperature is consistent, do not plunge hot wool into cold
water.)

Experiment.

I think you could use cotton, but not a synthetic fiber.

Ellen