We love to dye our own silks! I purchase silk blanks from Dharma Trading Company. This is really very easy to do, I use KoolAid, and there are a variety of different instructions available online. I use THESE instructions from Make Baby Stuff, but I'm not very formal about it - I usually just heat up water in my coffee maker and I'm certainly not exact in my measurements.
Spring Green: 3 lemon-lime packets
Purple: 3 grape packets
Yellow: 3 packets Lemonade
Sky Blue: 3 packets Berry Blue
Orange: 3 packets Orange
Blue: 1 packet Berry Blue
Pink: 1 packet Pink Lemonade
and one left white
I will update this post as our kool aid silk dye adventures continue!
post last updated: Dec. 21, 2009