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Playing with PheeMcFaddle, How to dye felt with Kool-Aid

Posted by on April 13, 2012

This tutorial is generously illustrated by my good friend Phee McFaddell! Please visit her online at pheemcfaddell.com for wonderful faerie projects, coloring pages and stories!! To find the free dragon ornament pattern that goes along with this tutorial there is a link on the bottom of the page. These images are copyrighted by pheemcfaddell.com and used with permission from the artist.

This image is copyrighted by pheemcfaddell.com and used with permission from the artist.<br />
Instructions for Dyeing Wool Felt with Kool Aid

Assemble Ingredients:

Kool Aid (un-sweetened in what ever colors you want)

Natural undyed wool felt

Hot water

A pan and cups

An oven

A bit of White vinegar

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Heat enough hot water to presoak the felt in a flat container and fill as many cups as you want for dye colors.

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1. Fill a flat container with hot water and soak the wool felt for 5 minutes. Be careful!

2. While the wool is soaking pour the remaining hot water into 8 Oz. cups.

The more Kool Aid you put into the cup the more vibrant the color will end up,

the more water you have, the softer the color will be. Stir to dissolve.

3. Add 1 Tablespoon of vinegar to each cup. Be sure to use non-sweetened Kool Aid.

This image is copyrighted by pheemcfaddell.com and used with permission from the artist.<br />

4. After your 5 minutes are up squeeze any excess water from the felt and place

in an oven proof pan. You can use a roller or towel to help remove the water.

Now pour the color mixtures over the felt in spots and let the colors bleed together.

You can also sprinkle the dry crystals on the felt and rub them into the wool.

If the spots get too bright just add a little water. You might use a contrasting color

for the tummy and head spike.

This image is copyrighted by pheemcfaddell.com and used with permission from the artist.
This image is copyrighted by pheemcfaddell.com and used with permission from the artist.<br />

5. After the felt is cooked, rinse it in cool water and put in the washer

on the spin cycle only. Then you can dry it in the dryer. If you find the felt

sticks together just pull it apart.

Have an adult iron it lightly on the wool steam setting to remove any wrinkles  you do not want, or press heavily to flatten the felt.

The Wool Felt is ready to make the Dragon.

This image is copyrighted by pheemcfaddell.com and used with permission from the artist.<br />

For the Free Dragon Template click here! Don’t forget to visit Phee’s other wonderful crafting pages!

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