Sunday, September 18, 2011

Kool Aid Dyeing in the Mountains

While the colors are beginning to change in the mountains, mom and I zipped over to Serendipity Yarns  in Buena Vista to take a class in dyeing yarn with Kool Aid.

It was very fun and educational. We learned ways to dye wool by immersion, sprinkling and spraying the dye.

We came home with some fun sample yarns that will probably get knit up into handwarmers that will not match.
 The tools are minimal and Kool Aid is non-toxic, easy to use and readily available. It was amazing the lovely colors you can get out of a packet of drink mix.

We bought a couple skeins of yarn to play with later this month, enough to make a neckwarmer and a hat.

We actually found the Malabrigo Rasta in an off-white color and will be trying our own version of a green colorway to knit up one of the chunky Moebius cowls.                                  

I hope everyone had a fun-filled Sunday~!

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