Learn how to dye Yarn with Kool-Aid in Microwave to produce amazing colors. You’ll love this method and it couldn’t be easier …
You won’t believe how easy it is to dye your own yarns! This process uses just a couple of inexpensive ingredients that you’ll probably already have in your store cupboards and takes no time.
You will love customizing yarn to your own colors and you can do it in minutes in your Microwave. It will be handy for all your craft projects! The yarn holds the color well and you’ll love the results!
All you need is Kool-Aid, a little vinegar, and water! We’ve included a video tutorial plus infographic charts that show what flavors of Kool-Aid can be used to produce which colors.
There’s an amazing range for you to choose from! Be sure to check out our gorgeous Yarn Letters post too, it’s an easy DIY that will look fantastic decorating your home and you can view it here
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This short video shows you how to dye yarn in your microwave with Kool-Aid. A Ball Winder can be handy to convert a skein to a ball – they’re very inexpensive and can be purchased online here. Click Play above to view the video ^
Start by placing the glass jars on the plate or tray and half fill them with water. Then add 1 to 2 tablespoons of vinegar to each jar and stir in your chosen Kool-Aid or combination – the charts below will help you select a color or you can have fun mixing and matching to create your own!
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Soak your yarn in warm water before dipping into the jars. As you can see from the photo above, you can also use a glass or Pyrex baking dish instead of glass jars.
Put one end of your skein of yarn into the Kool-Aid mix and leave the other hanging out (if your yarn is in a ball make sure you rewind it into a nice loose open skein). Microwave for around 5 minutes, stirring each minute.
Rinse the yarn in a little warm water and repeat for more colors.
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This handy infographic shows you which flavors of Kool-Aid you need to mix to produce each color. The tutorial explains how to dye Silk Scarves with Kool-Aid in either a Microwave or on the stove top but works just as well on yarns.
The scarves are soaked in a pot of hot water with 2 tablespoons of vinegar or around 30 minutes first as this helps them absorb the colors of the Kool-Aid. Then each scarf is placed in a glass bowl with half a cup of vinegar, 2 cups of water and the Kool-Aid. Stir well to make sure all’s dissolved and cover with plastic wrap then microwave on high for 3 minutes and leave to rest for another 3.