Color . . . . rich, saturated, yummy color.
Today I decided to do something just for fun. I called my sister Margaret and asked if she wanted to come dye wool with me. Me and several $$$ worth of Kool Aid. It all started several weeks ago. I had heard that you can dye wool with Kool Aid, but I had never tried it. One of our projects at Quilt Retreat this year uses wool, and I decided to give it a try.
First, you need wool.
So I made a trip to our local thrift store--D.I. I bought everything I could find that was 100% wool. That included several blazers, one suit, and one coat. (It is really inexpensive.) Then I took the scissors to them. Cut them all apart and felted the pieces by washing in really hot water with soap and then rising in cold and drying in a hot dryer.
Now we were ready for color. Talia and Erin came in to join us. The more the merrier!
Well, even if it wasn't grown up, we sure had fun!