With all the Easter egg dyeing kits left over after Easter, I decided to use some to try my hand at dyeing wool yarn.
I decided to try using the microwave for dyeing this time.
I didn't want to have to unwind the skein and then rewind later, so I decide to try dyeing it as it came from the store!
I soaked the yarn in water with a drop of dish detergent for 30 minutes, then rinsed it out.
I put the dye pellet in 3 tablespoons of vinegar.
I wanted to do red, white, and blue yarn, so I did red and blue dye.
After the dye pellets had dissolved, I added ½ cup of water to each cup.
I poured the blue dye on one end and the red on the other.
Next, I cooked the yarn in the microwave on high for 2 minutes and then let it cool for 2 minutes. I repeated this again.
On the bottom, the blue and red had run together, so instead of red, white, and blue, I had red, purple, and blue. So I decided to flip the yarn over to get the white dyed, too. I cooked and rested 2 more times.
Here is the top side.
Here is the bottom side.