Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
Since moving to Colorado, I have had the opportunity to meet with fellow fiber
artists in a regional SAQA group once a month. We share ideas, give critiques, encourage and help each other pursue our creative endeavors.
This month, I offered to teach a technique that you might have seen on my blog
if you've been reading a while: Kool-Aid Dyeing.
We experimented with all sorts of fibers (even some that we didn't know what the fiber content was!)
and we combined mixing with some over-dyeing to see what kind of results we could get.
Any animal protein fiber works well with this technique, including wool, goat, alpaca, and even silk! Plant based and man-made fibers (cottons, polyester, etc.) may tint with the Kool-Aid or resist it altogether, so this technique is also a great way to "test" your fiber content.
Good results are easy to achieve, vibrant and deliciously fragrant!
And the best part?
This dyeing technique is safe!
Safe for yourself, safe to try with kids, safe for pets and safe for your pipes!
With so many chemical options available, it's nice to have an alternative that's affordable too!
I'd love to see what you come up with too!
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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