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I've dyed a set of playsilks once with kool-aid and they turned out great. I am going to do some more tomorrow, and I have a question. Last time, I dumped the water/vinegar mixture each time and started from scratch. Do I have to do that or can I just add more kool-aid to the mixture once the dye has been absorbed?
 

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You don't need to add vinegar for koolaid. There's enough acid in there already. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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I followed <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=74201" target="_blank">these directions</a> and it said to use a cup of vinegar (I followed reeseccup's no microwave method). The last ones turned out great, but I was just hoping to save a step.
 

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Yeah, no need for the vinegar. But... if you personally feel it is aiding in the end results... I say stick with it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Have you tried what you're asking in regard to just dumping more dye (kool-aid) into the water/vinegar mixture yet? If I were you, maybe drop a swatch of yarn in there to check it out. Kind of a toughy since you are working with silk, and there's no real way to test it.<br><br>
Just throwing out some ideas... but interested to hear if it works or not.
 

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I think I'm going to start with lighter colors and work my way up. If it doesn't work, then my kids just have some funny colored playsilks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I think I'll try it without the vinegar this time, too.
 

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I'd keep the vinegar, I here it makes the silks more color fast. Your idea for just adding more dye stuffs sounds good.
 

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I just tried it, and it worked out well. I started with the bright blue, then did bright green, then red, then purple. Purple is muddy, but I think that's just how purple turns out. Oh, and I used vinegar. Better safe than sorry...
 
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