Dyeing materials

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Use of a microwave for dyeing fly tying materials
by Pat Orpen

The use of the microwave for small quantities of fur or feather is quite simple,and easily controlled.

  1. Prepare the material in the normal way
  2. Use a 2 or 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup, filling it half
  3. Add the dye--just a VERY small amount does the job
  4. Bring to the boil in the micro and IMMEDIATELY remove it from the chamber
  5. Check colouring progress
  6. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar, return to micowave
  7. Cycle again until it reaches boiling, and remove.
  8. Rinse well in cold water
I have found this a lot simpler and quicker than the saucepan and stove deal. Of course, it's no good for a production tyer!
Dyeing   Intro   Equipment   Step-by-step   Microwave   Fabric dye   Collecting

User comments
From: patricia · tricha13·at·btinternet.com  Link
Submitted April 10th 2008

how do you dye polyester please

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