Sunday, August 12, 2012
Wool Dyeing Day
Other years at our dyeing day we have dyed with natural dyes and acid dyes. This year we used Wiltons cake icing dyes. These dyes are fun to use since you don't need a dedicated dyeing work space like you do with acid dyes. You can use your kitchen stove or microwave and baking dishes to dye with.
We skeined wool in the dining room and soaked the wool and mixed the dyes in the kitchen. There were 2 microwaves set up; one in the kitchen and one in the dining room. Then the skeins were rinsed in the bathroom sink. They were spun in the washing machine before being hung outside to dry.
All the skeins turned out wonderfully. You never know exactly what you will get when you play around with the dye colours. It is always a surprise!
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