Dyeing Wool and Yarn
I tried two different methods of dyeing roving. One with food coloring and the other with Koolaid. I am thinking with the Koolaid I should have added even more. I added two packets of cherry and two packets of grape and you can see that it probably needed more. The advantages to Koolaid is that you get a nice smell as the wool smells like you are on a sheep farm. But, I like the intensity of the food coloring more. I chose to use kitchen friendly dyes so that I could use my pots. But, I was reading that old dyes also work nicely on wool.
I love the boldness of the way the yarns dyed but I think next time I'll add more coloring for the roving. But, I'm also thinking that just buying the dyed versions is just as good!