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

    • Preparing the Fibre

    • Preparing the Dye

    • Dyeing Nylon Socks

    • Dyeing Silk Hankies

    • Dyeing Silk Cocoons


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.





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 in the UK and St Martins in the USA, both of which have been widely translated.  I am the editor of 'Centenary Stitches', a book of patterns updated from the WW1 era.

And I have been teaching for ever!  It has always been something I enjoyed doing, both in the academic world and in the world of crafts.  Skillshare gives me a chance to share my skills with people all over the world without having to travel.  Perfect!

Find my books at www.northernlacepress.co.uk and my patterns at www.northernlace.co.uk                                                                                                                                                                        

Read my blog here, join my Ravelry group here and my Facebook group here.  And follow me on Twitter here.

For most of my classes my cameraman is Natasha Stead.  I think she does a brilliant job, but then, I would.  She happens to be my granddaughter!  I film my classes in my home, so there are sometimes noises off.  The barks are from my Scottie, Isla, a rescue aged 10 who I have had for 2 years.  The aircraft are the inter-island planes, 9 seaters, which go to and fro between the different Orkney islands.

Crafts Lifestyle Easy Kids Colour Kitchen Dyeing