And here is the next experiment on dyeing with silk paint. The left one is silk yarn like in the first experiment. The one in the middle is various wool yarns dyed with silver and purple. And the one on the right is wool, too, which is much better in reality than on the photo.
The silk dyeing with blue/black/green was a bit more time consuming because the rinsing took forever. Not sure why, but the blue didn´t wash out like the reds and yellows from the first skein.
The wool was interesting to work with. When I put it in the microwave little explosions occured and if I hadn´t put the lid on the box the microwave would now have a great colourful design on the inside.
Some of you had questions about the dyeing process. So here are a few answers, hope they will help.
Vicki asked how it worked and if I used cotton yarn.
I used silk yarn, as I think silk paint will only work on silk and wool, or any fiber from an animal. The dyeing in the microwave works like this:
Put the yarn in a container that is made for using in a microwave. Colour the yarn and make sure it is wet all over. Than put on a lit on the container, but make sure it isn´t closing completely, so the steam can get out of the container.
Turn the microwave to 600W and start with 30 seconds. Take a look if the yarn is still wet all over, maybe spritz with water and then give it another 30 seconds at 600W. Depending on the thickness of the yarn repeat this 3 or 4 times, so the minimum time is 2 minutes. I am not sure if a very thick yarn will take longer. Need to experiment on this.
Then rinse it til no colour comes out of the yarn and let dry or iron dry.
Amy asked where I found the yarn ready for dyeing. I ordered them from Texere in the UK. They have a great variety on threads and yarns to dye. Great service, too.
And here is my piece for TAST - Fly stitch. It is done with the burned pieces from the very first dyeing experiment.