To begin, the pre-soaked fiber is placed in clear glass dishes. This makes for an easier transition to utilize plastic wrap on top to harness solar power, or foil to put in the oven. It also makes it easier to determine if the dyes have been absorbed and you have only clear water left.
The ice is sprinkled and the color schemes are chosen by several 4-H'ers and Jr. Farmer. We realized later we had too much ice and color for the amount of fiber and rectified it by adding more pre-soaked fiber, once we were home.
Now that the wools are dry, we run it through Jr. Farmer's new hand made wool picker, then mix it with a variety of fibers in the drum carder to make our creative batts for spinning!
We hope you enjoy your own experimenting!