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Post by VanJeffery » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:08 pm

Food colouring is the same as koolaid, cake gels and raro, which there are heaps of links for above. You just might have to alter the amount and consider the colourfastness of the food colouring, but bascially just an acidic condition and heat set. :D
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Post by nznats » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:11 pm

Where is the best place to buy cake gels from? I got some in a co-op but cant remember where that was through, and cant seem to find them cheap anywhere irl lol
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Post by Neak1 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:30 pm

Nat I get my gels from http://www.thecakeshop.co.nz/afawcs0118 ... ducts.html sadly they aren't cheap :( but you don't use much at all :D
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Post by tytyk » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:18 am

Where do you buy undyed wool? I´m looking for undyed, fine, soft merino yarn for woolies, but here in Finland it´s so expensive.

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Post by Neak1 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:53 pm

I found this on Rav, Morag of Vintage Purls posted it on her sock club forum :D

Dyeing Self-Striping Yarn with a Warping Board

http://bfmomma.blogspot.com/2006/06/dye ... rping.html

Looks a bit easier than walking miles making a huge hank to dye up :D
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Post by Neak1 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:58 pm

Found this nice easy step by step guide for dyeing with Kool Aid :d

http://www.live2knit.com.au/downloads/kool_aid_101.pdf
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Post by Neak1 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:41 pm

Another useful link about all cake gels with red dye number 3 in them
http://thelawofblogity.blogspot.com/200 ... ethod.html
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Post by Neak1 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:47 pm

Found this cool info tonight :D On how to mix colours to achieve others :D


CHEFMASTER

Apricot - 2 parts Orange & 1 part Egg Yellow
Maroon - 4 parts Red Red & 2 parts Burgundy
Raspberry - 3 parts Bakers Rose & 1 part Christmas Red
Aqua - 5 parts Sky Blue & 1 part Leaf Green
Ivory - 1 Liquid Whitener & a touch of Brown and 1 part Egg Yellow
Ruby Red - 1 part Holiday Red and a touch of Black
Avocado - 4 parts Lemon Yellow & 1 part Leaf Green, and touch of Black
Jade – 1part Leaf Green & 1 part Royal Blue & touch of Black
Rust - 8 parts orange & 2 parts Red Red & 1 part brown
Burgundy - 5 parts Bakers Rose & 1 part Violet
Lavender - 5 parts pink & 1 part Violet
Sea Gold- 2 parts Sky Blue & 1 part Leaf Green
Chartreuse - 2 parts Lemon Yellow & 1 part Leaf Green
Marigold - 3 parts Lemon Yellow & 1 part orange
Silver - 1 part Black and 1 part Blue
Copper - 1 part Egg Yellow & 1 part Brown & 1 part Christmas Red
Melon - 1 part Orange & 3 parts Bakers Rose
Skin tone - 12 parts orange & 4 parts Bakers Rose & 1 part Royal Blue
Coral - 3 parts Rose Pink & 2 parts Lemon Yellow
Moss Green - 2 parts Violet & 3 parts Lemon Yellow
Teal - 9 parts Sky Blue & 1/2 part Lemon Yellow
Dusty Rose - 2 parts Christmas Red & 1 part Malt Brown
Navy Blue - 1 part Sky Blue & 1 part Violet
Turquoise - 6 parts Sky Blue & 1 part Lemon Yellow
Gold - 10 parts Lemon Yellow & 3 parts Orange & 1 part Christmas Red Persimmon - 1 part Orange & 1 part Bakers Rose
Wine - 3 parts Holiday Red & 2 parts Rose Pink
Plum - 1 part Violet & a touch of Christmas Red
Grape - 1 part Sky Blue & 6 parts Bakers Rose
Misty Green - 2 parts Leaf Green & 1 part Royal Blue & touch of Black
Antique Gold - Add just an extremely small touch of Leaf Green to Lemon Yellow Aqua - 5 parts Sky Blue and 1 part Leaf Green
Avocado - Use Moss Green paste
Blue Lavender - Mix a small amount of Violet with white icing
Burgundy or Wine - Mix 3 small parts Blue and 1 part Red-Red. (This is very difficult color to mix)
Chartreuse - 9 parts Lemon Yellow & 1 part Leaf Green
Gray - Add just a touch of Black to white icing
Lavender - 6 parts pink & 1 part Violet
Navy Blue - Mix in a large amount of Royal Blue until a deep Blue is achieved. Add a very small amount of Black.
Peach - Mix equal parts of Lemon Yellow and Pink Pink
Lavender - Mix a small amount of Blue color with Pink colored icing.
Raspberry - Mix equal parts of Pink and Red-Red.
Turquoise - 9-1/2 parts Sky Blue & ½ part Lemon Yellow
Warm Gold - Add just a touch of Red Red to Lemon Yellow
Aqua - 1 part of Leaf Green and 3 parts of Blue
Dusty Rose - 4 parts of Reddi Red and 1 part of Blue
Lavender - 2 parts of Pink and 1 part of Blue
Lilac - 1/2 part of Reddi Red and 3 parts of Pink and 2 parts of Blue Lime Green - 1 part of Leaf Green and 3 parts of Yellow
Mint - 1 part of Leaf Green and 1 part of Yellow and 2 parts of Blue Orange Pastel - 3 parts of Pink and 2 parts of Yellow
Peach - 2 parts of Pink and 1 parts of Yellow
Pistachio - 4 parts of Leaf Green and 1 part of Yellow
Salmon - 1 part of Reddi Red and 6 parts of Yellow
Sea Green - 1 part of Yellow and 1 part of Blue
Turquoise - 1 part of Leaf Green and 4 parts of Blue
For pastels, add 2 parts of white icing to 1 part of any color.
Apricot - 1 part orange & touch of peach
Grape - 8 parts burgundy & 3 parts royal blue
Juniper Green - 1 part forest green & 1 part orange
Lavender - 2 parts deep pink & 1 part violet
Maroon - 1 part burgundy, 1 part super red & touch of royal blue
Plum - 3 parts violet & 1 part christmas red
Sea Foam Green - 2 parts forest green & 1 part ivory
Avocado - 6 parts ivory & touch of sky blue
Gold - 4 parts egg yellow & 1 part chocolate brown
Khaki (Olive Green) - 3 parts lemon yellow, 2 parts violet & touch of mint green
Moss Green - 1 part leaf green & 1 part orange
Purple - 1 part violet & 1 part deep pink
Silver - 1 part super black, 1 part royal blue & 1 part bright white
Flesh tone - 2 parts bright white & 1 part peach
Jade - 2 parts forest green & 1 part leaf green
Lion Color - 5 parts egg yellow & 1 part chocolate brown
Navy Blue - 5 parts royal blue, 2 parts super black & 2 parts violet
Raspberry - 6 parts Deep Pink, 1 part super red & touch of violet
Tan - 5 parts egg yellow & 3 parts chocolate brown.

Americolor

Apricot - 2 parts Orange + 1 part Golden Yellow
Aqua – 1 part Sky Blue + 1 part Leaf Green
Avocado - 4 parts Lemon Yellow + 1 part Leaf Green + touch of black
Burgundy - 5 parts Rose Pink + 1 part Violet
Chartreuse - 5 parts Lemon Yellow + 1 part Leaf Green
Rust - 8 parts Orange + 2 parts Red + 1 part Brown
Copper - 1 part Golden Yellow + 1 part Brown + 1 part Xmas-Red
Hunter Green – 1 part Kelly Green + small amount of black
Coral - 3 parts Rose Pink + 2 parts Lemon Yellow
Lavender 5 parts Pink + 1 part Violet
Silver (Gray) 1 part Black + 1 part Blue
Turquoise - 6 parts Sky Blue + 1 part Lemon Yellow
Teal - 9 parts Sky Blue + small amount of Lemon Yellow
Dusty Rose - 5 parts Rose Pink + 1 part Violet
Mauve - 5 parts Rose Pink + 2 parts Orange + 2 parts Red + 2 parts Black
Plum -1 part Violet + a touch of Christmas Red
Gold - 10 parts Lemon Yellow + 3 parts Orange + 1 Red
Maroon - 4 parts Red Red + 2 parts Burgundy
Moss Green – 2 parts Violet + 3 parts Lemon Yellow
Navy Blue – 1 part Sky Blue + 1 part Violet
Grape - 1 part Sky Blue + 6 parts Rose Pink
Raspberry - 3 parts Rose Pink + 1 part Christmas Red
Ruby Red -1 part Red Red + touch black
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Post by missgateau » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:14 pm

Hey guys,

I may have found a cheap source for powdered food colouring =P~ :dancin: ,apparently it's a lot more intense than the liquid and you use such a small amount.

Has anyone used it in powdered form?

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Post by Neak1 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:31 pm

I think Mandli and Vanjeffery have. Could be wrong though :lol:
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Post by sassydot » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:18 pm

Without looking thorough all these, which I figure probably assume I know something about yarn and/or dye, which I dont...

Is it possible to dye acrylic? What about if it's already made into something?

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Post by Neak1 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:44 pm

I don't think you can hun :( as its a type of plastic :(
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Post by Erica-Jane » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:55 pm

sassydot wrote:Without looking thorough all these, which I figure probably assume I know something about yarn and/or dye, which I dont...

Is it possible to dye acrylic? What about if it's already made into something?

It might be worth trying dylon. I dyed nylons with it and they are bright!

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Post by sassydot » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:38 pm

The item is currently a pastel pink colour, and i want it black

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