Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Kool~Aid Anyone?

I grew up drinking my share of kool~aid mostly grape and kids had kool~aid, too. The grandkiddo's will I'm sure have their fair share, too. It comes in all kinds of flavors today.

Well I have been doing a LOT of punching lately and decided it was time to try dyeing wool yarn. So out with the crockpot and the kool~aid!

Wool waiting in a hot crock~pot.

Add a little wild berry and some citrac acid crystals to hold the color.

Let it dry on a HOT summer day in the shade...doesn't take long!

Wind into pretty yarn cakes....who doesn't like cake?????

Punch into a bright little house with flowers :)
Kool~Aid it's more than just a refreshing drink!

My niece Megan spent the day and I asked if she would like to learn to oxford punch and it took all of maybe 5 minutes and she had the punching down like a pro. She is now the proud owner of her very own handmade Spongebob Square Pants pillow made by her own hands!

Happy Trails....Ginger


sandrasc said...

very very lovely...nice colorful, safely dyed yarns. And your niece did a great job with punching dear old sponge bob (one of my fav characters).

Rugs and Pugs said...

Ginger ~
Megan did a fantastic job on her first piece!!!
Please. What kind of yarn is that and where did you buy it?
Pug hugs :)

moosecraft said...

Yarn cakes! Love it! Your niece is very talented! Sponge Bob looks fabulous!

denise said...

wow!! too kool! beautiful colors. good job on the pillow, denise

Primitive Stars said...

Hello, thanks for sharing that great tip, nice colors. Good o`le Kool-Aid comes through.Love the little house, Blessings Francine.

HomeSpunPrims said...

How neat! I bet it was fun waiting to see how the colors came out. Boy your yarn cakes look so perfect, like they came from the store! How did you do that? You are a sweet auntie to show Megan how to punch. She looks mighty pleased with her pillow. hugs, Lori

primitivebettys said...

Sweet! Does it still smell fruity? I tried it once & thought I could still smell it. :)

Megan did a wonderful job!

Teresa Smith said...

Too cool, Ginger! I dyed about 800 yards of wool rug yarn, but used the microwave. So neat to see the water go from red (or blue, or green) to perfectly clear. I did not use the citric crystals, though. Now, just to get punching!!

Farm Girl said...

That is so nice you taught her to do that, now she will be punching lots of things. I really like your Kool aid colors. I love working with it. Your yard came out so pretty.

Karen said... great are those colors! Think I may have to give this a try.

tonia self said...

I use Kool-Aid to dye my wool too...but i don't use the citrac acid...what is the reason for this and where do you get it??
Thank you so much!
And congrats to your proud of herself she must be!


Country Whispers said...

I would never have thought to use Kool-Aid.
I love the bright colors that it made.