150g of Organic Wool Wet Wool with tepid water Wring water out & put aside
½g of each colour into separate jars Add a dash of boiling water to each jar
Stir vigorously to dissolve dyes
Add 150ml of water to each jar Then add 15ml of vinegar to each jar
Spiral ½ wool into container
Pour ½ of the contents from each jar into separate segments
(Overlapping at edges is desireable)
Lightly push down on the coloured wool with a gloved hand to make sure the wool is saturated with dye. (You don't want too much free liquid)
Spiral remaining half of undyed wool on top of the coloured wool
Pour remaining dye onto the wool making sure you put the yellow dye in the same position as earlier and the same with the red and blue.
Push down lightly on the wool to make sure the dye has penetrated all of the wool.
(Do not stir or rotate wool or you will blend the colours too much
and you will end up with muddy brown wool.)
Cover container with plastic bag Place in microwave leaving a small air gap
Cook on high for 5 minutes
Remove from microwave and with rubber gloves check if the water in the bottom of the container has cleared. Do this by pushing down on wool at the inside edge
Be careful as the wool and water are hot.
Return to the microwave and cook on high for an additional 5 minutes.
Remove from microwave and check once more to see if the water has cleared.
Once it is clear, leave the container with bag loosely over it to cool.
I usually leave it until the next morning.
When cool, rinse with cool water a few times and then spin dry for a minute or so.
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