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New Pal

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Posted - 12/10/2005 :  10:07:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Garrison's Homepage Send Garrison a Private Message
I've heard that yarn dyed with kool aide is not light fast at all. Is this true?

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Posted - 12/14/2005 :  10:36:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Roxanne's Homepage Send Roxanne a Private Message
From what I've read...yarn dyed with Koolaid will fade if overexposed to sunlight. Other than that, it seems to hold it's colour pretty well. I can't see it being a huge problem...unless you spend a lot of time in the sunlight wearing your Koolaid dyed creations.

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Posted - 12/15/2005 :  06:06:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
a lot of dyes fade when exposed to sunlight
no matter what kind..
even light fast ones can change and fade.

now that being said....
I saw my friend Carole yesterday...
and her handpainted hand spun koolaide colored gloves
she wears them all the time in the winter... for the past 3 years.....
they are as bright now as the left over ball of yarn we compaired them to

does that help?
make sure you fix the color well by acid and heat


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New Pal

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Posted - 12/18/2005 :  6:49:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit Garrison's Homepage Send Garrison a Private Message
Thnaks for the info. I mainly dye now with country classics and before that cushing dyes.
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