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Ok mommas,<br>
here's the deal, I'm a newbie to wool covers (well, technically to ALL cloth dipes, but that'll change in July <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ) and I was wondering if I'd dye wool covers if they're the color tan and ivory???<br><br>
-I'm asking b/c I've got my eyes on 2 wool covers from another CD mom but I'm not sure if I'd like those plain (boring) colors...<br><br>
Another question: If I <i>can't</i> dye them, could I 'spice' them up with an 'iron-on' or something like that??? I know a lot ot ppl have their wool covers embroidered or something, but I don't know how I'd get that done???<br><br><br>
I'd appreciate your help, girls! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br>
P.S: One last question <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br>
Is 15$ (plus 4$ shipping) a fair deal for 2 Little Lambs one size wool covers??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> -Or shall I better wait until I can (finally! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ) have a peek at the FS post and get maybe a better deal???<br>
I kinda like the one size thing, eventhough I have no experience with LL in general, just heard good things about it.
 

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I have dyed Aristocrats and Lana wool soakers and plain wool yarn (natural tan color) with kool-aid.<br>
Kool-aid worked very well and always set in nice. The only kool-aid colors that caused bleeding were the red flavors(they somehow are more difficult to set). I prefer to use the green/blue/purple colors. My covers look very nice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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So would you say it's an option for me to dye the covers? If I don't use Kool Aid but rather 'Rainbow Rock' dyes, it'd work too, right??? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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No idea what rainbow rock is, if it's procion dyes it should work. I was going to suggest koolaid too, it works on animal fibers (wool, silk, etc). Soak in the desired color, rinse, then vinegar rinse to set the "stain".
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">No idea what rainbow rock is, if it's procion dyes it should work. I was going to suggest koolaid too, it works on animal fibers (wool, silk, etc). Soak in the desired color, rinse, then vinegar rinse to set the "stain".</div>
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Yes, procion dyes, that's what it is! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Hmm.. so you're actually saying Kool Aid is even <i>better</i>??? -I just bought the 2 covers, so I'm ready to dye them when they arrive here! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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That Kool-aid dying sounds good! I will experiment with my wool too FitMommyOf2. I was thinking of trying Rit dye since I had that on hand, but I know that it fades with time.
 

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Hmm.. I guess now I really need to have a look into 'how to dye with Kool Aid' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br><b>Deliarose</b>,<br>
HI there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
I've heard that Rit dye wasn't so good (unfortunately that was after I've bought 2 packs of blue.. now they're standing here..)<br><br><b>kenzie&wyatt'smom</b><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Do you want to tell us, HOW exactly it works!? Pleeeeease! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I don't know how the procion dyes work, kool-aid is just inexpensive and makes really bright colors.<br><br>
I dyed my soaker and yarn with the following method (there a different ways to kool-aid dye): <a href="http://www.geocities.com/knitter01/koolaid.html" target="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/knitter01/koolaid.html</a><br><br>
She also has a nice color chart so you have an idea how the yarn will turn out.
 

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Thanks for the link! That's great! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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