Okay, so I jumped on the bandwagon rather late, but who knew that dying yarn with Kool-Aid could be oh so satisfying?
Ahem, I know the answer to that question. Pretty much everyone but me.
I have an excuse for my Kool-Aid sloth, should you care to indulge me. What the hell, I share it with you anyway.
A long time ago, at a university not so far from here, there was a young lady who majored in cloth. And this young lady, not of the cloth, but rather in the cloth, was quite interested in learning all that she could about the drapery in which she was swathed. So, the lady took many a lesson until all the mysteries of the woolly and woven world were revealed. And the lady revelled in her new found knowledge, weaving and carding and painting warps, knitting, crocheting and printing with screens, sewing and spinning and dying strings!
So yeah, I learned my way around the dye pot, and though I loved playing and painting with dyes, I remember the prep involved. The toxicity of those powders. The mess. The space needed (of which I am sorely lacking that at the moment). At any rate, because of my dye-hard experiences from a LadyLinoleum past, I'm a bit of a purist, literally believing the Kool-Aid dye frenzy of the last few years blasphemous...
A girl can change her mind you know!
It just takes a persuasive friend...
Many, many packets of unsweetened L-aid...
And a sense of adventure!
Oh, and a hot soak in a tub...
It was about this time that I began to kick the whole Kool-Aid thang up a notch.
What if I mixed a few packets of differing colors?
How about Lemon-Lime and Mango?
Or Grape and Black Cherry?
Or how about an over-dye of that weird blue flavor?
Top it off with a few double dips...
And I finished the day with a drying rack of full of fruity scented goodness!
Dare I say it?
Linoleum finally got L-Aid.