Put your kids' colorful imaginations to use! Using Kool-Aid is an easy and fun way to create hand-dyed yarn – for your knitting projects, as well as hooking a future generation of crafters. Melanie shows you how to create a palette at home without any special equipment or a tangled mess. She also offers tips for working alongside kids and shows how different fibers take the dye differently.Learn how to:
Here’s what you’ll need:Materials:
- undyed yarn (wool or other animal fiber)
- Kool-Aid (2-4 packs for every 2 oz of yarn)
- contrasting color yarn
- large bowl
- dowel or drying rack
- Color your yarn with Kool-Aid
- Work alongside kids with this fun project
- An easy-to-follow lesson on how to dye your yarn with Kool-aid
- 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supply list
- Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor Melanie Falick
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Very interesting. I love this concept to help kids learn about colors and dying art forms. Lessons on what their ancestors might have done.
September 20, 2022
I've done Kool Aid dying at my local yarn shop for a couple of years, but suspected this short class would cover some subtleties that I hadn't figured out yet in my limited experience. I was not disappointed! The local yarn shop did a setup with canning jars and boiling water from an electric kettle, so I know the simmering business is not 100% necessary, but it is interesting to see how people handle details differently.
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