The Post You Have Been Dyeing To Read…

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I am sure you remember the bad photo of the yarn I spun all by myself. With the help of my beautiful assistant and using ingredients I had in the house I dyed it. NOTE; do not pick assistants for their looks as they tend to be impatient and ask “is it done now” at three min intervals.

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Fill a bowl with a mixture of warm water and white vinegar, four whatevers of water to one of vinegar. Pop the wool in the bowl and squish down ’til the bubbles stop.

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Check Facebook for half an hour or so, squeeze the water out (don’t ring it) and let it sit on a towel while you prepare the colours, just put the colour you want in a bowl of water, I was being fancy and decided to do self striping.

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As you can see I was really clever and put the bowls on the microwave plate for transportation. I microwaved the wool for about fifteen min, but because my bowls were not the same size I had to top up the red one to stop it drying out.

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You are supposed to wait until the water is clear but again I was having issues with the none matching bowls and decided the middle bowl (green) was good enough. When that’s done give your wool a rinse and put it on a towel to dry.

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When it’s dry wind it in to a ball or cake and make your readers wait to see what you will make with it. Hahahahahaha.

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Things to remember for next time, get some matching bowls, fill them to the top, sack the assistant.




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