Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spinning Class: Session III

Today in class we covered scouring wool fleece and the dyeing process. There are many chemical properties involved and we learned about mordants that allow the dye to adhere to the fiber. Easter egg dyes and Kool Aid are popular and inexpensive alternatives to commercial dyes. We used orange Kool Aid packets and let the wool sit in the hot water until the wool abosorbed all the color and the water was clear. It was like watching magic.