Saturday, May 25, 2013

Kool-Aid Dyeing and Spinning

I started a spinning group this year as a study group extension of our fibercraft guild.

Bette Bossel at the Drum Carder,
Jessie Hanson at the Spinning wheel
with her daughter helping out.
For our May meeting our plan was to learn how to use a drum carder to create batts. I dyed the fiber with Kool-Aid dyes. This was my first attempt at Kool-Aid dyeing and it turned out a bit whimpy in the color department.

The recipe I found on-line said to mix 1 package of Kool-Aid in 8 ounces of water for every 2 ounces of fiber. The fiber
absorbed all the liquid and clearly need more. I added at least another 8 ounces of water to each of my colors and you can see the results above. And all ages were represented.

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