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I want to dye one of my wool covers but is it really difficult? I know that you can use Kool-Aid but I think I read somewhere about putting the cover in the microwave and thought it would ruin it. Any suggestions? (I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place...)
 

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It is very easy! Try it! I know there is a tutorial up above in one of the sections at the top of the board. Basically, you soak the cover in vinegar and water for about 15 minutes. Mix Kool Aid and a little water and vinegar. Squirt it on, paint it on dip it, whatever you want, then put it in a glass dish. Nuke it for 2 min, let it rest 2 min then test for colorfastness (take a white paper towel and dab it... if no color comes off it's done, if there is still color, repeat the nuking process). Then let it cool ON IT'S OWN! When it's cool, rinse and dry! Piece of cake! Have fun <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 did the Kool Aid Dye in the microwave with an Aristrocrat and some wool yarn. Both came out just fine. Check out the link <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=74201" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ad.php?t=74201</a>
 

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I dyed a Stacinator Stretch the other night, and it was really easy. I used a combination of the methods in that link. I soaked the cover and then put it in a large freezer zipper bag. Microwaved 6 oz water + 2 oz vinegar and added Kool-Aid, mixed well, and dumped it in the bag. Smooshed the cover around until the dye was all sucked up. It came out kind of variegated/mottled/some word, but I think it looks nice that way. If you want a more solid color, I think you would want to have more liquid to get it evenly dunked all at the same time. The dye really does bond with the wool leaving you with some dirty looking water. It was really fast and fun--it would be great to do with older kids and playsilks or something, but that's a little way off for my household!
 

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I just put hot hot water and some vinegar in the sink, soak my item, get some water heating on the stove and add my color. Then paint or dip or soak-whatever you want! Super easy! Have fun!
 

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You already got great tips on how to do it...I'll just add that I dyed my first wool cover a week ago w/ kool aid and it was super easy, and FUN. I love it! I plain to buy a few more natural color covers and dye them with dylon dyes next to see how that goes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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