Hand Painting Roving with Dry KoolAid

Hand Painting Roving with Dry KoolAid

KoolAid packets contain a mixture of food coloring, flavor and citric acid. Without the flavor you have everything needed to dye yarn once you add some heat. Normally I disolve the KoolAid into water before painting my yarn, but today I wanted to experiment with using the dry powder to dye the yarn. I can’t wait to see how this experiment will turn out!

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Video Contents (jump ahead to the part you need!)
[0:00] Introduction
[0:51] Presoaking Fiber
[1:29] Arranging wet roving to be dyed
[2:41] Applying the KoolAid
[10:04] Spray bottle to help with dissolving the KoolAid
[13:25] Adding more yellow koolaid
[13:55] After 10 minutes, deciding to let it sit even more for color to wick into the fiber
[14:32] Wrapping up the fiber to heat it in the microwave
[16:54] Ready to microwave
[17:31] Unwrapping the cooked fiber
[18:57] Washing the fiber
[20:29] Conclusions

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