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June 15, 2001

This week's newsletter is a day late because I've been up to my elbows in an assortment of Kool Aid flavors. Not drinking them, mind you, but using them to dye yarn.

Color in Fiber

The results were impressive enough to make me take Kool Aid off my beverage list and add it, instead, to my yarn workshop.

Continuing on our theme of colors this month, I've included a simple step-by-step tutorial on dyeing with basic nontoxic materials such as Kool Aid. If you've never tried dyeing yarns before, this technique offers a perfect and fun introduction. I also include tips on customized dyeing.

Try this at home, send me a picture of the results, and I'll post it on the site!

Knits for the Home

If dyeing isn't your cup of tea, fear not. We also review Erika Knight's "Comforts of Home." The book contains a collection of simple but fashionable patterns for knitted home accessories.

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New This Week...
Kool Aid Colors:
Dyeing for Beginners

A batch of hand-painted yarns from Ellen's 1/2-Pint Farm
There is a distinct art and science to dyeing fibers. But don't let that stop you from playing with colors yourself. Learn how you can turn your favorite fruity beverages into brightly colored skeins of yarn -- and have fun at the same time.

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In Print:
Comforts of Home: Simple Knitted Accents

Tired of knitting sweaters, socks, and hats? Try your luck with knitted home accessories instead, based on the 18 patterns in this book.

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