New to dyeing with acid dyes
  • I just dyed some wool yarn this morning with 2 colors. I wrapped the painted yarn skeins in plastic wrap, placed in water in a bowl and put them in the microwave to 'cook' for about 15 minutes. I let them cool to rinse and there was still a lot of the blue dye coming out. I have put it back in to 'cook' longer but am wondering if I did something wrong. Do some colors take longer than others? Is it better to not use the microwave?
  • Hi,
    Did you add any vinegar? Also poor water quality can effect the acid dye's performance. Use bottled distiled water and add vinegar.