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Monday, December 10, 2007

There's Always Room for Jello

Yep, there will always be Jello on my pantry shelves from this moment on.

Behold....



Not a trace of stiffness this morning. No physical anomalies that would betray the dye from which these yarns sprung forth. I'm happy.

Next run to the store will include Jello, lots of it. There are plenty of other experiments I want to try. I have a morbid curiosity to find out just how far I can go before I actually ruin the wool.

While I was doing the sprinkle/smooch/zap method it occurred to me, "painting" with a thin syrupy jello water solution would yield an unbelievable amount of control as to the placement of the dye. Obviously the semi-gelled globs posed no problems in the end results (other than a more saturated color). I was also thrilled with the fact that the colors from one section did not readily bleed into one another. I was dreading the awful muddy mess that usually occurs between two colors that fight each other. Notice the green/orange transition...wonderful.

I don't think the center pull ball/crockpot method would work very well. The dye/color itself doesn't seem to leach/seep/wick very well, but your "normal" crockpot method should work just fine.

I only have a single box of Strawberry Banana on the shelf....sigh

I wanna paint a picture.

Jello on wool.


2 comments:

  1. It took me awhile, until my brain recognized Jello as the dye, and not Kool Aid. I was reading one thing, but thinking another. It looks great. Such nice colors. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
    BTW Jello is very good to eat too! ;o)

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  2. That is so very cool. I've tried Kool-Aid, but I'm not all that patient, and everything pretty much turned out a muddy shade of pink. Your Jello method looks fantastic!

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