I wound some small skeins in 15-yard lengths and one in a 30-yard length. In the future, I'll only do 30 yards or more.
Using the instructions from
I prepared the yarn by soaking in a vinegar/water solution for thirty minutes. (Click on the book image for more information.)
Next, I prepared the dyes as I would for dyeing wool fabric.
Then, onto the fun stuff -- applying the dye. Since I hadn't dyed such a small amount of yarn before, it was trial and error. After the dye was added, I microwaved the wool for 2 minutes turned the floss, and microwaved for two more minutes. Be sure you have enough water in the bowl you use and cover.
Here are the final results:
All in all, a fun experience!