Dyeing for Mohair
If you make dolls, you probably have some white mohair lying around. I have lots of it. But I don’t need white mohair. I need some color! Let’s see how easy it is to dye it using Kool Aid!
Mohair is takes well to simple dye because if its DNA composition. Because it is an animal protein derivative, the color in the dye binds to it very easily.
4. Add plenty of mohair and mix it all around with a non-metal spoon. You want the water to soak up into the mohair so it absorbs the Kool Aid as evenly as possible. You’ll be surprised how much mohair you can get into the bowl.
5. Let the mohair sit and soak overnight.
6. Rinse it out with water.
Remember scratch and sniff stickers from when we were kids?
Your dolls’ hair will smell like that!
7. OPTIONAL step:
If you are worried about color fasting the mohair, you can add some vinegar to make it set. Rub the vinegar into the mohair or spray it on with a spray bottle.
8. Let the mohair air dry.