If you have a project coming up that requires a particular color of dyed wool
or silk, look no further than your kitchen. If you have a microwave
and a package of unsweetened Kool-Aid
, you can dye
wool and silk in just a few minutes.
Myrrhmaid takes us through the process of dyeing light colored protein fiber with Kool-Aid
. To do this simple project, you'll need microwave safe bowls, such as Pyrex, a colander or salad spinner, a wooden skewer or spoon to stir the wool, a mesh laundry bag to put the dyed wool in when you spin it dry in the wash machine, your favorite color Kool-Aid, and of course, a microwave.
According to Myrrhmaid, the dye is colorfast and will not fade or bleed, even after repeated washings. She says you can also use the Kool-Aid dye technique to dye wool skeins, wool socks, knit or crocheted wool items and even silk. How much more simple could it be?