1) Each yarn is soaked in warm water and wool wash to remove any extra oil or dirt, prepping it to accept dye.
2) A dye solution is prepared with professional acid dye and warm water. Acid dyes need a mildly acidic pH to form a bond with the fiber, so citric acid is added to the dye bath.
3) Dye solution is added to the bath—less for pastel colors and more for bolder hues. During this step, other colors can be added on top of the dye solution using syringes and salt shakers for unique patterns and speckled colors.
4) The dye batch is brought up to temperature of 185 degrees for 30 minutes, setting the dye permanently. Then, the pan sits to cool.
5) The yarn is washed again and hung to dry.
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