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Old 06-01-2006, 12:05 AM   #1
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Thumbs up My bumGenius rainbow!

I haven't even had them 12 hours.. and I've already dyed up the three white ones that I got with the rest of my colors..



I dyed the purple, the orange, and the pink

I think my favorite of all of them is the pink one.. it's a nice shade.. not too bright and not too "pastel" either

Anyways, I dyed these with acid dyes.. which means that YES they can be dyed with koolaid! I didn't use Kool-aid, but the process I used was the same
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:10 AM   #2
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Re: My bumGenius rainbow!

I just posted about these in the other thread, these look amazing...awesome work mama! Can you tell me what process you used and where you bought the dye? Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:13 AM   #3
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Wonderful job! I love the colors!!
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I just posted about these in the other thread, these look amazing...awesome work mama! Can you tell me what process you used and where you bought the dye? Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:21 AM   #5
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Very cool, those look great
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:22 AM   #6
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Re: My bumGenius rainbow!

It's Cushing's Acid Dye.. I get it at a LYS near me (well relatively near me - it's about an hour and a half drive!). I've also ordered it online from http://www.thebellwether.com/ but unless you are ordering a lot, the shipping kills you (they ship priority though, so that's why).

The colors I used were purple, orange with a teensie bit of buttercup yellow,and wild rose.

I dyed these using the same method I'd use for wool.. pot of hot water (I heat mine until it gets wispy steam on top, but not boiling, then turn the heat all the way down), about 1/2c vinegar, and an appropriate amount of dye... one of those packets of cushings will dye a LOT so you don't need much at all... better to use not enough and have to add more later than to start off with too much

It takes about 15-20 minutes for the nylon to take up enough dye to be a decent color. That would probably apply for koolaid as well... you do need to keep moving around the bumGenious in the dye solution every few minutes to get a nice even color.. and it needs to stay submurged, but it's pretty easy to manage
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Beautiful! You did a great job!
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Old 06-01-2006, 07:17 AM   #8
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Those look awesome! I'm going to have to try to dye my white one!
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Old 06-01-2006, 07:57 PM   #9
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It's Cushing's Acid Dye.. I get it at a LYS near me (well relatively near me - it's about an hour and a half drive!). I've also ordered it online from http://www.thebellwether.com/ but unless you are ordering a lot, the shipping kills you (they ship priority though, so that's why).

The colors I used were purple, orange with a teensie bit of buttercup yellow,and wild rose.

I dyed these using the same method I'd use for wool.. pot of hot water (I heat mine until it gets wispy steam on top, but not boiling, then turn the heat all the way down), about 1/2c vinegar, and an appropriate amount of dye... one of those packets of cushings will dye a LOT so you don't need much at all... better to use not enough and have to add more later than to start off with too much

It takes about 15-20 minutes for the nylon to take up enough dye to be a decent color. That would probably apply for koolaid as well... you do need to keep moving around the bumGenious in the dye solution every few minutes to get a nice even color.. and it needs to stay submurged, but it's pretty easy to manage

So I could use this same method, but with KA instead? I was about to order some of that dye, but saw someone else say you could use KA, if that would work I want to try that instead.
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Old 06-01-2006, 08:18 PM   #10
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Wonderful job, I can't wait to try it myself. How many packets of KoolAid and how much water to a 1/2 vigegar?

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