I have a hard time passing up "FREE" craft supplies! My friend, Janie, was the recipient of multiple bags of fabric, yarn, and misc. and let me have a peek. I took all of the embroidery floss! Most of the fabric was not what I would use and most of the yarn was acrylic that didn't attract me but I was tempted by multiple skeins (over 20) of needlepoint yarn.
No, I'm not taking up needlepoint. What I liked was the fact that the yarn is 100% wool. Wonder if it will felt? (If anyone knows, please comment.) Each little skein is 40 yards. Too bad they are ALL "lily pad green".
A long time ago, I saw some yarn that my friend Mary had spun herself, then dyed with Kool-Aid. I was impressed. Now it was time for me to give it a try. Mary and I discussed it the other day and she said that there "probably" was a formula, but I just guessed. People who know me will be shocked. I scientifically placed three coffee cups on the counter, emptied the contents of three packets of Kool-Aid (grape, lemon, cherry), added boiling water to dissolve and topped each off with a bit of vinegar. I had tied off one end of three skeins and stood one up in each cup.
The yarn magically absorbed almost all of the pigment. I placed my little bundles in a baggie overnight. When rinsed, the water ran out clear. Stay tuned and see what I make out of my odd colored yarn. One mystery is that the lemon did not turn out yellow. Oh, wait! I remember now. The lemon was so pale that I poured a little bit of the cherry in with it!