I've recently been getting into felting and am about to learn how to spin my own roving so I purchased 2 onces of roving and asked a friend to teach me the Kool-aid ways.
The colours are SUPER bright, I might tone them down but was impressed how cheap and easy this method was.
To think WE drank this stuff as kids.
People outside of North America if you can't and if you want some Koolaid send a message to me and I'll see what I can do for ya.
---->My original pics were with white roving this example uses a grey and dark grey mix.
Make sure you're ok with your towel getting stained.
I didn't use gloves, but the Kool aid actually stained my hands!!
Some people use vinegar, some don't.. some do it in boiling method like me.. some don't.
My way worked, try others too.
I found a good Kool-aid chart here....http://www.thepiper.com/fiberart/koolaid/images/colorchart-high.jpg
Soak your roving in LUKE warm water.
Not too cold and not too hot as this will felt your wool, also be gentle with it as aggitation felts it too.
*** you can use either carded or non carded roving***
Get your pot out and add some water enough to cover the roving and add your kool-aid pack.
I'd say 1-2 packs per ounce of roving.
It doesn't matter how much water since the roving just SOAKS up the dye.
Take your roving from the sink and place into your pot.
Bring just to a boil and then turn it off.
allow it to sit for about 20 minutes.
You'll know it's ready when you press a spoon into your mixture and see that the water has gone CLEAR!!!
Take out and place back into luke warm water in the sink and make sure there is no further leakage.
Place on half of towel and press down the other half of towel.
Hang to dry!
(purple one was done in the microwave)