Tuesday, 31 March 2009

STRAWBERRY AND GRAPE SWALEDALE.




I've been dying with Kool Aid over the weekend. Every time Sabrina comes from New York, she brings a few tubs of the stuff. Kool Aid is a children's synthetic fruit drink which comes in powdered form and can be used to dye protein fibre without any fixative. If you have a knowledge of textiles you'll know that protein fibre like wool and silk are difficult to dye, because you need to add an acid, which smells bad, and is poisonous to touch. Well it seems that Kool Aid contains something simular. I do not recommend you drink it, but for dying it's great because it doesn't mess up your kitchen and it makes your house smell like you are boiling sweets.

3 comments:

pen said...

the thought of drinking that stuff makes my head spin!

Prick Your Finger said...

yes I've never tried. I have a hunch that if you did drink it, It wouldn't pass through but it might turn to blue crystals somewhere inside.

knitkicks said...

its worry that something great for dying yarn is a drink!