My experiment with Kool-Aid to dye my lace doily has failed. I took it a little hard, at first, but now I am determined to find a dye that looks the same color wet or dry.

The rust color just isn’t appealing, some areas are darker than others, etc.

So now I am going to try Rit Dye to see if it works better:

I have a feeling this dye may work, but I  need to find the right color first.

I am going to experiment (Not on my doily, mind you) but on unused yarn….so that if i don’t get the shade right the first time I can switch and try again with another color….that way I can keep a smile on my face πŸ˜€

If you have a better suggestion let me know, okay? 

So, that’s it for now, I hope I have better news next time……See You Soon….


  1. Experiments!!!! can’t live with them, can’t live without them!!!! You’ll get it right, just persevere πŸ™‚

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  2. kelleysdiy says:

    Beautiful Work! You could also use the doily as a template…spray paint lightly over it, it leaves it very interesting.

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  3. Kool-aid really only works well on animal fibers. It will stain plant fibers, but isn’t reliable. I’ve also read it works on nylon, for some odd reason. If your fiber is cotton, RIT should work. Based on past year’s experience though, the dark colors won’t be as dark as one would expect. But I do mean years, so the formula may have improved since then.

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  4. I wonder if it didn’t hold as well because of the fiber content

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  5. It’s still pretty even though it wasn’t what you expected.

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  6. Have tried with Kool-aid before, but must admit it was just to see the colours as I had no specific colour in mind.
    All the best, you will get it right in the end. πŸ™‚

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  7. I’ve only tried to dye once and I tried to use turmeric, it didn’t work very well!

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