Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kool-Aid Makes Cheap Fun

We start with a normal, natural colored, Aristocrats wool soaker.

A pot of tepid water on the stove.

Add a glug of vinegar and 2 packets orange Kool-Aid.

Add soaker. Stir and swish for uniform color - leave be for variegated.

Turn heat to medium/medium-high. Heat until steaming but not boiling. Really cool.....the water turns clear as the wool absorbs the dye. You know your done b/c the water *tells* you. Turn off heat and leave to cool (until it's room temperature).

Voila! You are proud owner of orange Aristocrat.



Aubrey said...

WOW. I had no idea Kool-Aid could dye clothing. There's an easy fix! :)

MamaMidwife said...

It only works with animal fibers (silk, wool). It won't work on synthetic (polyester) or plant fibers (cotton)....which sucks. Those could be way fun.

Anonymous said...

I have a fresh stock of tir-dye supplies.


Anonymous said...

tie-dye that is... ugh