Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Crockpot Dyed Yarn-Revisited

Good Morning! I have had some plain wool yarn for several months now and have really wanted to try my hand at dying my own. So this past weekend I gave it a go. Instructions are below...
Fill your crockpot up with water and one bloop of vinegar. Lay your wool yarn in the crock and make sure it gets good and saturated. Turn your crock on high and cover and wait until the water begins to steam.
Once the water steams take the lid off and prepare your kool-aid mixture. Mix one packet of kool-aid with 1/2 cup boiling water and stir until dissolved. I used two colors, red and purple. Cherry and grape.
Carefully pour it alternating your colors.
Put lid on the crock and turn down to low. Let the yarn stay in the crockpot until all the color is absorbed. Then cool completely.
Rinse with cold water until water runs clear.
Carefully squeeze excess water from yarn. Lay between paper towels and roll up to extract more water. Then hang to dry until completely dry.
Once dry roll into a ball and think of what you are going to make with the yarn YOU dyed yourself! :) Or give as a gift!
Now that I have tried this with such success, I want to try my hand at dying with natural products. I look forward to the outcome! :)

Special thanks to my fellow homesteader KimMC for her wonderful idea and directions and VIDEO!
My Cup Runneth Over...


  1. Does it have specific washing or drying instructions to keep it from bleeding?

    1. Hey there! Nope! It is permanent and will not bleed. Fun, right? :)