An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
I acquired a microwave oven last week, using my supermarket 'loyalty points'. So I thought I'd use it today to dye two skeins of wool orange. I soaked the skeins in water and mild soap, then soaked them in water with dye and vinegar added before putting them into an oven bag and into the microwave. I didn't want to bring them to full temperature too quickly, so I put it on medium power for two minutes, medium high for two minutes and then high power for one minute. I let it cool for 15 minutes before rinsing. It's not completely even, which I'm not worried about, but does show that I need to refine my method. It is colourfast, there was no residue at all in the rinse water.