Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Adventures in Yarn Dying

I have been wanting to attempt yarn dying for a while now. Last week I finally decided to give it go after being inspired by a team member who started dying. I bought some plain undyed wool yarn and two packets of kool aid and gathered the kids to help me. I always try to invovle the kids in anything creative. I believe it's important to foster that in children.
Our first step was to soak the yarn in hot water to make it receptive to the dye.

The kids thought it looked pretty interesting!

Then we added color!

And our finished product:

I am very happy with how it turned out and I can't wait to dye some more! We're calling this batch strawberry lemonade!


  1. I want to try dying someday! It looks like to much fun! The colors turned out nicely! Are you going to make something out of it or sell it?


  2. I don't think I want to sell it but I've got a LOT of it. If you'd like some, convo me on Etsy and I'll you send about 100 yards. :)