Whilst I was at Woolfest I bought some fibre to hand-paint and sell in my Etsy Shop
A couple of weeks ago I had a couple of hours spare so decided to have a go at hand-painting the roving I had bought and took pictures to create a tutorial showing you how I did it.
Once I had done this I wrapped the fibre up in clingfilm and rolled it up like a swiss roll.
Next came steaming the fibre.
You can do this a couple of ways.
You can either use a microwave, a saucepan or in an electric steamer.
I chose the electric steamer as it is easier for me.
I put the wrapped up fibre in the steamer for 45 minutes.
Once the 45 minutes was up I left the fibre to cool down.
Once cool I unwrapped the fibre and rinsed it out to make sure all of the excess dye is washed out.
I then left the fibre outside to dry.
Once dry I chained the fibre to make it look pretty.
This is the finished fibre looking all nice and pretty.