Microwave suitable?
  • is microwaving suitable for acid dyeing rather than steaming?
    If so, how long should I microwave the dyed wool?
  • Hi,
    Steam the Acid Dye if it has been painted on to the fabric. As a hot water dye bath for fabric or yarn it must be suspended in the hot dye bath. If you are dyeing wool, a gradual heating and gradual cooling of the dyebath is important so as not to shock and felt the wool. The dye bath will need to reach a temp of 185 -200 and be dyed for about 30 -45mins.