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Clothing > Dyeing

Kool-Aid. To dye a garment made from wool, mohair, or alpaca with Kool-Aid, wash the garment in mild soapy water and then rinse it clean. Dissolve the contents of a packet of Kool-Aid drink mix (the flavor of your choice) in one cup water and pour the mixture into a large pot. Place the garment in the pot and add enough water to cover it. Heat the water to nearly boiling, cover, remove pot from heat, and let sit for thirty minutes, stirring occasionally. The garment will absorb most of the dye. Let it cool. Rinse the garment thoroughly in lukewarm water, wash with mild soap, rinse clean, and hang to dry. Once the garment dries thoroughly, immerse it in full- strength Heinz White Vinegar to make it colorfast.

Lipton Tea Bags. To dye fabric or a garment brown inexpensively, soak the item in hot, strongly brewed Lipton Tea, rinse the item in cold water, and let it dry. Repeat to achieve a darker color, if desired. Once the garment dries thoroughly, immerse it in full-strength Heinz White Vinegar to make it colorfast.

Maxwell House Coffee. To dye fabric brown inexpensively, soak the fabric in a bucket of strongly brewed Maxwell House Coffee for two minutes. No matter how strong the coffee is or how long you soak the garment, the fabric always comes out the color of coffee ice cream. Wring the excess coffee out of the garment and hang it up to dry. This technique is also an excellent way to cover up a permanent coffee stain on a white tablecloth. Once the garment dries thoroughly, immerse it in full-strength Heinz White Vinegar to make it colorfast.

Tang and Heinz White Vinegar. To die a piece of clothing Tang-orange, mix one-half cup Tang powdered mix and one cup Heinz White Vinegar in a bowl until dissolved. Dip the garment into the orange solution. Wring the excess liquid out of the garment and hang it up to dry. Once the garment dries thoroughly, immerse it in full-strength Heinz White Vinegar to make it colorfast.

Welch’s 100% Purple Grape Juice. Pour one cup Welch’s Grape Juice into a bowl and dip the garment into the grape juice. Wring the excess grape juice out of the garment and hang it up to dry. Once the garment dries thoroughly, immerse it in full-strength Heinz White Vinegar to make it colorfast.

 
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