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For a soaker? Would it be waterresistent? Could you lanolize like wool? Does it have the same qualities as wool?<br>
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Janessa<br>
edit to add can it be koolaide dyed?
 

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I don't think it would work. Alpaca doesn't have enough body to it for the finished item to hold its shape. You'd be washing your soaker pretty often to re-shape it.<br><br>
You'd be better off making it a scarf or something.<br><br>
You <i>could</i> dye it with Kool-Aid, though.
 

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I don't know about Alpaca, but mohair does work, as does angora (that would be goat and rabbit) I have some beautiful wool/mohair blend, yes you can koolaid dye any kind of natural fiber (including the stuff that grows out of your own head <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">) Anyway the mohair and angora don't have a problem holding shape, maybe if you made a soaker with wool/Alpaca blend? good luck! ~
 

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Alpaca wool won't hold the lanolin, sadly.<br>
It does make for dreamy socks and slipper tops (not so much for the soles)<br>
Oh, mittens are nice out of Alpaca too. And afghans.
 

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but I just finished a wonderful shawl <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Ditto what the others said. But you can only Kool Aid dye HAIR fibers. Like silk, wool, alpaca, mohair, etc. You can't dye cotton or rayon, sadly.
 

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thanks mamas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Janessa
 
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