Summer heat has it's advantages for fiber artists .I solar dye protein fibers with acid dyes.
soak your wool, silks, animal fiber in water with some white vinegar
here ,wool top just a small portion of what I am dyeing.
cover with more black plastic , walk away for a few days come back.
I checked and even after cool evenings in the 50's under the plastic the next morning the temp was still over 90 degrees in my home made " solar oven"!
after a few days I rinsed my fibers again saving the water or carring it to my planting and watering them so no water was wasted.
to this! all colors set by the sun.
Jennifer and Carole dropped by the studio
peaceful weaving in the redwoods
Jill Niclolene Sanders
cotton hand paint skeins in my etsy shop