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Kool Aid Dyeing for Lace

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I kept looking for a tutorial for kool aid lace dyeing,but I couldn't find any, so I decided to make my own.
 
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Step 1: Cut your lace

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Cut you lace to the desired length you want,unless you want it all the same color. I am going to make a baby headband with my lace so I cut mine to 14 inches.

Step 2: Choose your kool aid

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For this piece of lace I chose grape and blue raspberry. (the blue is very pretty by itself  too, as you can see in the first picture) 

Step 3: Soak your lace

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I use hot water, but room temperature water should be fine too. Mix in just a little bit of your kool aid (unless you are dyeing more than just a few inches). Then put your lace in. I always hold down the lace with fork so it stays completely submerged.  

Step 4: Remove your lace

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Once the lace is the color that you want, remove it from the kool aid water and rinse in clean warm water. Once rinsed lay out on a paper towel to dry.

Step 5: Finish

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Now you have lace that not only is pretty, but smells like your favorite kool aid. :P
foobear2 years ago
How long does the dye survive after washing?
saosport foobear10 months ago
I have washed kool-aid dyed stuff before and some does was out but not much. You can always heat set the color in the microwave and it becomes a little more color fast. Just think of how hard it is to get kool-aid stains out of clothing it is the same with stuff you dye using koolaid.
teddybear101 (author)  foobear2 years ago
I've never actually washed it, so I don't know if the dye will wash out or not. I don't think it would wash out, considering kool aid stains really back. I wouldn't wash it in a machine though,I would stick with handwashing.
I can't help but wonder that the lace gets scratchy from the sugar particles, like hair does when you dye that with kool-aid. Is it crunchy at all?
teddybear101 (author)  BluScoutMama2 years ago
No, it's not crunchy or scatching at all. Of cource I started out with really soft strechy lace. Besides I don't use sugar in the kool aid so that probably helps too.
Very cute! It holds the color well!