Tuesday, April 1, 2008

My Wool is Dyed!!



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

13 comments:

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Love the colors--they are perfect!! KoolAid huh? amazing!
Smiles, Karen

Jenny said...

Thanks for the tips Linda, I might have to give it a try!
Jennifer

BumbleVee said...

hey Linda....I am still around. Exactly the same....life gets in the way of fun.

I have been using water in a glass and putting it in the microwave. Didn't realize I could just use cold water... aha...great. tx for that...

still working on my pink eared bunny...

missyballance said...

Those colors are BEAUTIFUL! And even more special because you made them yourself! These things that take time are the things that make your handmade creations so special! Can't wait to see you finished lamb! I love your inspiration lamb too!!
Missy

BumbleVee said...

hey LInda... well, the bunny is white...her inner ears are pink and her feet are pink...did you check my previous post?? you can see her bits..and my trick for stitching pink brocade without wrecking it.

snowflakes-on-eyelashes said...

Those colors came out so pretty...I never would have thought Kool-Aid though!! Thats going to be one CUTE lamb.
Mary

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey hun! You can still be in my swap! I will be your swap partner. Email me. I dont think I got your email you sent to join?!? but I will be your swap partner so you can join in on the fun!! just let me know asap so I can get to work on it for ya!

toodles-
Sarah

Peng Peng said...

hi folksie Linda, I love that cottony candy colors! Like a soft beard of sweetness :O) Can't wait to see the finished felted results!

Lisa said...

Those colors are beautiful! Thank you for the koolaid tip! Im going to have to try that on some of my fabric.

BumbleVee said...

finished my pink eared bunny Linda...

we got 9 inches of snow too....

how "is" you?

Lolly said...

LInda - I went to the post office to mail your swap and I can't find your address.....please email me at lollyb65@cs.com. I printed off all of my emails re swap and now I can't find the folder. I was taking the box to the post office tonight, but can't mail without your addy! Please send asap so I can mail the box tomorrow! Thanks much!! Hope you are well!!
~Lolly

Kingfisher Farm said...

I cant wait to see hurry hurry lol! Pam

Natalie said...

That wool looks good enough to eat!