Wednesday, October 04, 2006

completed jar dyeing...heat and dry and card!!!

this shows the layers of color...aztec gold, chestnut brown and purple in this case... Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Flore - tricotin.com said...

Hello! Very nice tutorial thank you. One question: how to you fix the dye? Do you heat it in the microweave, under the sun ;-) or do you place you jar in boiling water? Cheers. Flore

rita said...

Hi flore--I put the jar in a pan of water and heat until the top of the jar (not the lid, the top of the jar) seems quite warm...warm to the touch but not unpleasantly so. then turn the stove off and let jar sit overnight (about 12 hours) in the hot water, cooling gradually...

Flore - tricotin.com said...

Thank you Rita! So you keep the lid closed then. I thought it would "explode" lol!

rita said...

I suppose it might if you got it so hot it boiled the water in the jar...but i never get it nearly that hot!