Hello All, Well things are not moving as fast as I would like them to around here, there is always so much to do that takes away from creating time....bummer... but i finally got my wool roving dyed and I am so pleased with the way it came out! Perfect! Here is a little instruction on how to dye wool roving with koolaid...yes koolaid!!
I bought the little bags of koolaid the ones without the sugar added.... place the koolaid in a ziploc bag with 1/4 cup of water and make sure it is mixed up inside the bag... then add your white wool roving to it and squeeze it around a bit to make sure the wool is completely covered... it all depends on how dark you want your color to be... you can leave it in for a darker color or if you would like it light.. i wouldn't leave it in too long. Then take out the wool and wash it out very well with water. I hung it up on a plastic hanger... i squeezed most of the water out and then placed it on a hanger and left it to dry. It was so easy! And who would of thought...koolaid!!!
The blue in the picture is perfect as I plan on making the little vintage lamb in the picture and I think the wool dyed perfectly for his color but i didn't leave it in the bag long...only dipped and washed and I got the perfect light blue! Onward to the felting now! Hugs, Folksie Linda