1. First step once we had chosen our yarn, was to perform our warp calculations and to string out the correct lengths for the loom. This envolves a complicated series of wraps on a long peg board as you see here.
5. Wrap the wet, fully painted yarn up in the plastic wrap that it was lying on, and place it in a steamer for 45 min. to an hour. Remove from the plastic bundle and you will see that the combination of the water that was mixed in with the acid dye pigment, and the heat from the steam have set the colour into the yarn.
Gently rinse the wool in a cool bath with a small bit of soap, wring it out by hand and then place it in the washer’s spin cycle before hanging it to air dry in a shady spot.