It was time to introduce King Equals to the math gnomes, but he's supposed to be dressed all in royal purple and I didn't have any purple felt and didn't feel like waiting for a piece of mail-ordered felt to arrive. The solution was to make it myself. I used the last of the blue acid dye powder from the tie dyed t-shirt we made two weeks ago and mixed it with packages of unsweetened cherry Kool-aid. I don't think I could reproduce this process again it I tried, but it did work.
I dyed some wool roving and then used the instructions from The Art of Feltmaking, by Anne Einset Vickrey, for making flat felt in a plastic bag.
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