step 1: you need wool and kool-aid
I used "Fisherman's Wool" which is sold in great big skeins (it's economical) in natural colors. I used an off white and a brownish color.
Soak small amounts of the wool in kool-aid and water.
For less intense colors like mine - just a couple of minutes will do it.
Be careful to really squeeze your yarn to get it soaking up the dye.
Wool is basically waterproof - so you have to really work it in.
Hang it up to dry in a place where it won't matter if it drips.
Mine dried over night.
You can see that the darker wool and the lighter wool dyed very differently ... except for the grape ... those 2 look basically the same to me.
I'm planning to make ski headbands like THIS one.
I'll use the natural wool for the background color and these yummy kool-aid colors for the stranded parts. (They smell good too!)
... oh, and you might want to wear gloves (wink)