That’s what the Kool Aid guy (the big pitcher) used to say, right?
I was thinking that I needed to plan ahead for this Kool Aid dyeing class that I’ll be teaching at the end of January. Get samples ready and all –
So, yesterday I make up a bunch of little mini skeins, selected a variety of flavors, and had at it.
Here are the results:
I think they turned out pretty cool. Best Kool Aid dying I’ve done in a while.
I think the key really is using enough of the stuff to get really saturated colors.
I used some Lambs Pride that I had in the stash- both white (Cream) and Taupe.
Here are some photos to show the differences between cream and taupe in the same flavor-
Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade:
I really like the colors on Taupe.
Might knit up the little samples into swatches for the class. Not sure yet.
It was just so easy. Took me maybe a half hour to do the whole thing.
And while I was busy making the kitchen smell like fruit punch, The Man was out in the shop re-threading the flyer shaft on the new little wheel (Sophie).
It worked out great, and now I’m able to use my Kromski whorls with her!
I did some measurements, and am pleased to announce that now Sophie has the following ratios (approximately): 5.7:1, 7:1 (on the kromski slower whorl) and 10:1, 13:1 (on the faster whorl, shown above)
For comparison, here is a photo of the whorl that she came with-
She’s really coming along! Getting more versatile all the time.
And thanks to Michelle, I have found a woodworker that will make me some new bobbins for her. I’ll be shipping her flyer assembly out tomorrow for him for work from.
What a good wool day!