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Old 04-15-2009, 02:29 PM   #1
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lilac/purple wool

what kool-aid combination makes a nice lilac or purple color? grape seems not exactly right

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maybe add a bit of blue raspberry to the grape and see what you get.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:00 PM   #3
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Re: lilac/purple wool

All the tutorials I have read have indicated that it's pretty much impossible to get a good purple color from kool-aid. You're right that the Grape flavor won't work-- it ends up being more of a gothy blackish purple if you use it to dye wool. You could try Wilton's cake dyes or Easter Egg dyes (now conveniently on sale!), or you could go with the jacquard acid dyes.
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I use wiltons. If you get the light purple.. Use very little in your dye and it will come out a beautiful lilac color. Here is some that i stove top dyed.. And I only boiled it for about 10 mins and then took it out.. BC my wool lit on fire.. But it turned out BEAUTIFUL and i used the UNburnt part to make shorties..
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:54 AM   #5
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thanks!!! I will do that!!! I need to get to target or something and stock up on easter egg dye kits for the other colors
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Re: lilac/purple wool

pink lemonade and ice blue raspberry lemonade made a really nice light purple for me....or just 1 pack of grape and a lot of water...21-24oz....
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Food coloring is what I use. Mix red and blue more or less to vary tone and intensity. Cheaper and simpler than anything else I've tried.
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It seems like everyone either uses koolaid or food type colorings for dyes, or actual procion or similar dyes. Can you use koolaid for any fabric or are there certain fabrics that must be used with certain dyes?
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