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Melissa
Jan 31, 2010 9:07 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Here is the Yarn forum.
ImageSofonisba
Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM CST
Name: Harper
NY - zone 6a
Howdy! I've been waiting for you. : )

I recently bought 10 skeins of white wool yarn on sale because it wasn't dyed and also was cut a few yards short of their normal length. I want to dye it. Except in college way back in the 80s, I have never dyed yarn. Can I just use Rit dyes or are they too cheap? Guess I can't use my good cooking stock pot, huh? Any advice?
Melissa
Feb 1, 2010 12:07 AM CST
Name: Melissa
I believe you can use rit.... but let me check, I remember seeing a forum somewhere that talked about dying yarn.

I have a girlfriend who spins her own, and dyes it. Worse comes to worst I'll call Karen and ask. :)
ImageTrish
Feb 1, 2010 9:47 AM CST
Name: Trish Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX
Helper and Wife of the Cubit Master
Who is the gal on DG that does her own dying (and spinning for that matter). Diane_FL, maybe?? She's in FL.

Anyway, she produced beautiful wool dying with Kool-aid! I've seen lots of others do it too.
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ImageSofonisba
Feb 2, 2010 12:36 AM CST
Name: Harper
NY - zone 6a
I've seen Kool-aid dyes! I was just tickled that Kool-aid could do that. I'll contact Diane_FL when I have a free moment. They're scarce here lately.

Harper
Imagege1836
Feb 2, 2010 9:51 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
Kool-aide is used to dy hair.
I never heard of it used on fibers other than that.
I believe one need to use a mordent in order to make any color permanent.
Google natueral dying or anything that has to do with mordents and how they are used.
ImageTrisha_S
Feb 2, 2010 2:12 PM CST
Name: Trisha
Washington State
You can do almost anything for 15 m
My daughter had a list for natural dyes using things like onion peels, beets and things like that. I will have to ask if she still has that info.
It is never too late to be
What you might have been.
~George Eliot
Melissa
Feb 2, 2010 4:43 PM CST
Name: Melissa
I'm sorry, I've been MIA for a day or two... I found this about Kool Aid... if it's animal based, you can use Kool aid!

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/FEATdyedwool.html
Melissa
Feb 2, 2010 4:45 PM CST
Name: Melissa
And here's this...

http://kathrynivy.com/patterns/extras/dyeing-yarn/

Let me see if I can get Claire over here. She grows her own wool, then spins it into yarn. :)
Imagege1836
Feb 2, 2010 5:22 PM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
WOW I had no idea,but thats why I'm here.
My cousin grows a dying garden and dies her raw wool.
Believe it or not she is just taking knitting lessons.
Melissa
Feb 2, 2010 6:32 PM CST
Name: Melissa
I guess I should have said, she raises sheep... then comes the wool. ;)
ImageSofonisba
Feb 2, 2010 10:17 PM CST
Name: Harper
NY - zone 6a
Great info guys! I can't dye anything until I get a big, cheap stock pot. DH won't let me use the nice ones. : (
Melissa
Feb 2, 2010 10:26 PM CST
Name: Melissa
dollar store! or the family dollar stores here have some for like 10 bucks. Who knows, it might clean up enough for other uses. ;)
ImageSofonisba
Feb 3, 2010 3:25 PM CST
Name: Harper
NY - zone 6a
My dollar store just closed down for no reason I can think of. I think there's one in the neighboring town though.
Melissa
Feb 4, 2010 9:45 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Hopefully you can find one Harper.
Mindy03
Feb 21, 2010 7:45 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Thought you might like to see other projects I've done and since there's both knit and crochet in this album I decided to post here. I'm fixing to delete some of the pictures out in a few days so take a peek while you have something to look at LOL.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yarnhooker/sets/721576039036052...
ImageTrisha_S
Feb 21, 2010 7:52 PM CST
Name: Trisha
Washington State
You can do almost anything for 15 m
Those are fantastic. Thank you for sharing them with us!
It is never too late to be
What you might have been.
~George Eliot
ImageSofonisba
Feb 22, 2010 7:12 AM CST
Name: Harper
NY - zone 6a
Wow! Very nice! That's amazing that you crocheted that one from jeans thread.
Mindy03
Feb 22, 2010 7:14 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Thank you for the compliments. That jeans thread was a pain for my eyes the way they are but if you can see well it's not much different from working with size 30 cotton thread.
ImageSofonisba
Feb 22, 2010 7:17 AM CST
Name: Harper
NY - zone 6a
Still, it's impressive!

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