I have this lovely Lovely Shetland fleece…..I’ve got this much carded and prepped for spinning…..and I am so excited to start spinning…. but I do have A Lot of fleece to go…. so I tried easter egg dying.I started with adding water and vinegar to glass jars with matching lids. I added the tablet of dye and waited until it dissolved. Then I stuffed the jar with fleece until full.Then I microwaved the jars without the lids for 2 minutes. I let it cool for a couple hours, then microwaved it again and let it cool even longer. I am actually using these warm jars to keep an abandoned doves nest with 6 eggs warm so they will hopefully hatch. I have it incubating in my oven….. so I’m working around that for dinners…. crock pots, grills… it’s all for the cause!
When I pour the liquid out the dye is complete absorbed by the fleece and it rinses absolutely clean!
I can’t wait to card all these colors!
Oh did you notice the odd ball pieces of cast off wool around the baby birds nest…. nothing goes to waste around here!