Low Impact Dyes + Merino Wool
Merino Wool (this process can be used on any wool, whether fabric or yarn)
Natural or Low Impact Dyes
I used Ashford Wool Dye
Oven Proof Dish + a rack that fits on the bottom (not necessary)
Syringe or Squeeze Bottle
Oven or Microwave
Step 1: Prepare dyes as per the instructions.
Step 2: Soak your wool in warm water + a drop of dish soap for 30 minutes. Remove as much water as you can
Step 3: Prepare dish you are going to use for dyeing your wool, place wool in the dish and pour/syringe/squeeze dye onto wool.
Step 4: Warm oven to 250F, skip this step if using a microwave.
Step 5: Be sure to check the underside of the wool to ensure every spot you wish to be dyed is. Place in microwave/oven safe dish.
---> if using the oven keep wool in for 20 minutes if you notice that the wool is not holding onto the dye you can keep it in longer.
--> if using a microwave, microwave at 1minute intervals, usually after 5-6 minutes the fabric has retained the dye.
Step 6: Allow to cool, and then rinse.
Step 7: Allow to dry, and then it is ready to sew or knit up!