Knitter's Review Forums
  The online community for readers of Knitter's Review.
  This week: What makes a great knitting retreat?
   > Have you subscribed yet?
Knitter's Review Forums
KR Home | My Profile | Register | Active Topics | Private Messages | Search | FAQ
Save Password
Forgot your username or password?

 All Forums
 Dyeing Discussion
 Dyeing Basics
 New Topic  Topic Locked
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Chatty Knitter

197 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2006 :  6:55:11 PM  Show Profile Send relaxcris a Private Message
ok , I took the plunge and tried dyeing some yarn I had with koolaid....amazing fun. it's my first lesson before I advance to acid dyes.
I'm not really thrilled with one of the colors I used and wonder can I redye it with more of the same color koolaid for a darker hue or even with another color koolaid??? Also
do I have to wait until this dye dries before redoing???



Seriously Hooked

913 Posts

Posted - 11/25/2006 :  9:10:19 PM  Show Profile Send Gelliott a Private Message
I have a ball of bright yellowish green that I find very garish (dyed with KoolAid).
Since i didn't want to rewind it into a skein, i tried knitting a swatch and then overdying with a quick bath in a small amount of blue fabric dye. It turned our beautiful! So if will knit something out of it and then dye the garment.

I don't see why you can't dye several times. Just watch out for felting action if you use boiling water repeatedly. (I have redyed yarn before it dried--no problem).

Go to Top of Page

truly violet
Permanent Resident

6399 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2006 :  05:55:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
i do it all the time
and I also redye commercial yarn
i had dyed some roving pond scum green
which i hated
i overdyed it numerous times to get a nicely shaded teal


none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal ~now with chickens!
Go to Top of Page

Ditzy Girl
Permanent Resident

4723 Posts

Posted - 11/26/2006 :  09:19:21 AM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message
Chris thanks for asking this ? I have some yarn I dyed and really don't like that much so I will knit it up and redye and see what happens.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

Go to Top of Page

Gabber Extraordinaire

393 Posts

Posted - 01/08/2007 :  10:06:12 PM  Show Profile Send KCShaw a Private Message
I buy yarn a lot with the intent to over dye. I can't stop thinking if it just had a tad of color would be perfect. I also like to check out discount bins for possibilities. Ugly ocre can be a beautiful earthy raspberry with deep golds and olives with just a bit of dye play!
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Topic Locked
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Knitter's Review Forums © 2001-2015 Knitter's Review Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.5 seconds. Snitz Forums 2000
line This week's bandwidth
kindly brought to you by

and by knitters like you.
How can I sponsor?

line subscribe to Knitter's Reviwe