Kool-Aid was used, too, but I had better luck with Wilton's and McCormick plus either citric acid or vinegar, so I just went with that. I now dye with Washfast by Pro Chemical and Dye.
Another interesting idea would be to tightly knit a square, coat that with emulsion, and print onto that. I kind of wonder what that would look like on bare wool.
Originally Posted by winger
yep i have used kool-aid
but opted out since it had so much sugar and it smelled
fruity when i was done :)
food coloring took too much, to make it a concentrate that worked
reed dye seemed to work best of all the weird stuff i tried :)
but i am sure there are other things that work well too ....
one of these days i will try encaustic painting on prints ...
wax and paints seems easy and fun