A little bit of this and, a little bit of that, makes a little bit of me.

Some Kool fun

…dyed with Kool Aid. Remember this romper, my new year’s kick-off project?
Wildwood Romper Test-Knit Front Close Up
After a short-dip, over three parts, in a dye-bath
Wildwood Romper to Kick Off 2011
2 packs of KA Pink-Lemonade, a dabble of Burgundy Wilton’s Icing Gel
and half-filled stockpot with water over stove top
(this reflects closest to the actual colors of the over-dyed romper)

Half an hour later
Wildwood Romper in Gradient Pink
added a dabble of Wilton’s Icing Gel in Rose for upper body only in last dip
Who needs to eat? haha. I totally stopped my mindless eating (or taking ClearTract Cranberry Alternative for an annoying infection) when I started fiber crafting! Keeps the hands and mind busy!!!
Wildwood Romper in Gradient Pink
Dyeing wool and other fibers is fun and really rewarding. I would totally recommend starting with just a playful mindset instead of trying to get a certain effect. Some of my best results came from mistakes or just mixing leftover dye stocks and seeing what happened. You can start inexpensively with unsweetened Kool-Aid or Wilton’s Food Dyes and vinegar.
Wildwood Romper in Gradient Pink
If you really like dyeing, try to find a coop for dharma and get some dyes that way on the cheap! Joining a support group like What A Kool Way to Dye on Ravelry is a good way to start. Enjoy making personal history with your fiber journey.
Wildwood Romper in Gradient Pink
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

(still doesn’t do texting, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, DiggIt…)


Comments on: "Some Kool fun" (1)

  1. I knew you'd have to dye it! That's a lovely effect. The result is just charming.

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