I've only dyed one other time using Kool-Aid and it wasn't such a great experience. However, yesterday a friend of mine invited several people over because it was "a good day to dye." So I had some alpaca that I had spun that was an off-white. Dropped it into the dye pot and voila! The pretty golden sun color that I wanted was achieved. Notice the small skein of my first/test batch of dye. What fun.