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wachilt
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Posted - 08/17/2005 :  3:41:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit wachilt's Homepage Send wachilt a Private Message
has anyone dyed silk (scarf) with koolaid? i was thinking of doing some and hate to waste a scarf testing if someone else knows about this.
thanks

Shelia
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Posted - 08/17/2005 :  4:55:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shelia's Homepage Send Shelia a Private Message
Koolaid works fine on silk, as silk is a protein fiber. Silk doesn't wet very quickly, though, so be sure to pre-soak the scarf well, and it helps if you add a tiny bit of Synthropol or dishwashing liquid to the soaking water.

Shelia
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Lissa
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Posted - 08/17/2005 :  6:24:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
By "very well," Sheila means as long as over night. What looks wet to your eye isn't necessarily thoroughly wet to the core of the fiber.

Lissa

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