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Old 08-16-2007, 09:38 AM   #1
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Dyeing a Wool Soaker with Koolaid - Picture Tutorial

I bit the bullet and decided to dye my Babyology soaker.

Before -- boring old cream.

I started with a large pot, UNSWEETENED Koolaid in Berry Blue, white vinegar, and Dawn.

I soaked the soaker in warm water and Dawn to strip the lanolin out. Then, I put some water in the pot, added a glug of vinegar and 4 packets of Berry Blue Koolaid and stirred until it was all dissolved.

Then, I put the soaker in the water, making sure that it was completely covered.

I put it on the stove over medium heat (5-6) and let it get really hot - steaming, but NOT boiling!

I would poke it down every once in a while to make sure it stayed covered with water and dye - but this also helped me see if the water was getting clearer.

After about 10-12 minutes, the water was clear, so I took the pot off the burner and put it aside to let it cool down to room temperature. Even though you reeeeeally want to, do not touch the cover!!

When the water had cooled down to room temp, I took the cover out and rinsed it in room temp water until it ran clear. Remember, your dye water should be clear when you're done.

Then I rolled it in a towel (use an old one just in case!)

And after drying overnight on a drying rack, here's the result!

A gorgeous, colorful soaker!
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