Dyeing with Kool-Aid 1 - How to dye in your kitchen to get even colours

Elizabeth Lovick, Knitting and Spinning Author and Teacher

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6 Videos (21m)
    • Introduction and Equipment

      3:16
    • Preparing the Fibre

      2:54
    • Preparing the Dye

      2:34
    • Dyeing Nylon Socks

      6:07
    • Dyeing Silk Hankies

      1:36
    • Dyeing Silk Cocoons

      4:08

About This Class

A great way to entertain children!  Let them dye their old (or new) nylon socks in your kitchen using perfectly safe ingredients and th family microwave.  All you need is a sachet of Kool-Aid, some warm water and a spoon!

Also great for adults.  Spinners and knitters can dye wool and silk fibre and yarn. 

So find the Kool-Aid and get into colour!

2 of 2 students recommendSee All

Good demo for dyeing with kids or for the beginning dyer
I really enjoyed this class. For anyone who is afraid to try to dye their fiber, this class will take the fear away and make a dye project and enjoyable experience.

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Elizabeth Lovick

Knitting and Spinning Author and Teacher

I live and work on the small Orkney island of Flotta. I've been knitting, designing and writing since I was small and enjoy bringing traditional stitches to modern knitters. I have self-published several books, including Patterns for North Ronaldsay Yarn, The Gansey Workbook, The Fair Isle Workbook, Exploring Shawl Shapes and the Fine Spinning Workbook. I am the author of the best-selling 'The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting' and 'Magical Shetland Shawls to Knit', published by Search Press i...

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