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Sprinkle Dyeing with Kool-Aid


You Will Need:

  • Microwaveable glass casserole dish
  • 100 gram skein of wool or a mix with other animal fibres
  • 4 packages of non-sweetened Kool-Aid or store brand drink mix (try different colours)
  • Warm water
  • Liquid dish soap (unscented is best, but not necessary)
  • Microwave


  1. Saturate the wool in water mix with a few drops of the liquid dish soap for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Squeeze the wool to make sure it has absorbed the water.
  3. Pour off most of the excess water - let the wool sit in a small pool of water.
  4. Sprinkle powders randomly onto the wool, turning it over to the other side.
  5. "Cook" in the Microwave for 2 minutes on high, and then let stand to "cool" for 5 minutes.
  6. Repeat alternating "cooking" time and "cooling" time until water is clear. Wool and dish will be very hot. Handle carefully when removing from microwave.
  7. Have the sink filled with warm water and pour contents of dish into sink water.
  8. When thoroughly rinsed, squeeze out excess water and place into a washing machine and spin to dry. Alternately, roll up in towels and step on it to remove the water.
  9. Hang to dry.


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