That's 200 g of wool, dyed with five packets of sugar free Kool Aid (three orange, on cherry, one lemonade). It really is great fun for everyone! With that in mind, I have some tips:
- A general rule of thumb for a saturated color is one packet of Kool Aid per ounce of yarn or fiber.
- If you are kettle dying, make sure to heat until the dye bath is CLEAR -- if you're hand painting and microwaving/steaming, the run off when you're done should be clear too.
- If you're dyeing with kids, it's extra fun to play changing colors -- when you mix the packets together, and then again as you're watching the dye bath go to clear. This is especially fun with purple, as red dye strikes at a lower temperature than blue, so your purple water will turn blue before it goes clear.