Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Steaming- A Dye Method for Fancy Wool

Did you know we can dye our wool by using steam?

To process my wool pieces I lay out a piece of saran wrap and spot up a small piece of wool.
 The saran wrap/cling film must be larger than the wool.

I continue to add colour by pouring it on with a spoon. I have acid added to each colour.
When I've covered the wool as much as I'd like with my colours I roll up the saran.
I've used Majic Carpet  Bottle Green, Moss Green and Orange

There will be some drips as I roll and then coil my saran wrapped wool in a measuring cup.

I pop it in the microwave for a few minutes on high.

And here is what it looks like, I love the "bones" that appear from the dye settling at the bottom of the roll.

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