I always dye or paint yarn and rovings on the stainless steel table on the porch. I couldn't have the windows open due to the strong breeze blowing things around. I gathered my supplies:
Dyes, wool roving, vinegar, bottles, gloves, measuring spoons and cup and foam brushes, foil and pan, hot water, some jars to mix colors in,.
Next I need to get my roving ready to dye. I use 2 or 3 layers of rovings. I hold two ends of the roving and wind the roving around some pegs. I then do this again and hold the ends together. I do this so that I can make two balls of yarn that will spin about alike if I decide to make socks.
Then I gently tie the skein in 3 or 4 places with thin strips of gauze and then let it soak in warm water to moisten the roving so the dyes will move and melt together.
|Putting the rovings together.|
I know what you are thinking...but these colors will blend. I wrapped the foil around the roving and put it in a large baking pan in the oven on 175 for about an hour.
Come back soon to see the results...I love to see the results.