Now onto the fun part. I carded up all of my nasty tangled wool and dyed it with food coloring and Kool-aid. I put several pieces of roving in the same color dye, and just pulled some out sooner than others for different color saturation levels. I was very pleased with the outcome and can not wait to do some felting! Hmmm, what should I make?
There are tons of great tutorials on the web about how to do this, just Google dying wool/yarn with Kool-aid. Give it a try. It comes in lots of yummy smelling flavors. Don't be mean like me though. I told my daughter the pink one was cotton candy. I thought she knew I was joking, but she put it up to her mouth and went to take a bite. I stopped her with just a few fibers on her lips. No harm done! She was mad though, grumbling "Mom. You tricked me!" What can I say...I'm evil!