Northern California Angora Guild

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Dyeing Red Wool

Angora wool is soaked then cooked with red food dye.

After the temperature is cooled off, the entire pot of red wool is poured onto a towel on top of a rabbit carrier.


A rabbit carrier is very suitable for spreading the dyed wool.

Use another dry towel, the wool is spread out to dry.


It takes quite a while for the dyed wool to dry, empty rabbit cages are perfect to air out the wool and protect it from birds or neighborhood squirrels or cats.


When the dyed wool is closer to dry, use fingers to tear apart the wool.


Repeat the cooking/dyeing and drying several times, now we have a lot of red wool ready for spinning.


Another view of the red Angora wool ready to be spun.



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