Marrying Wool

2012 March 3
by Hetty

Do you have recycled wool but find the colours too harsh. Try “marrying” the pieces together. Put the wool pieces in a pot of water with a squirt of liquid soap. Heat the water until it is almost boiling and then let it simmer until the wools start to bleed colour. The wools will release some of their colour and start to blend and become less harsh. When you are satisfied with the new colours, add a few glugs of vinegar and simmer for an additional 15 – 20 minutes. Cool and rinse. The result will be pieces of wool that can be used together as they have taken on colour from each other and are now somewhat complementary.

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