1. Boil your kettle. Fill your large pot with hot water; let this boil, add a tablespoon of salt, and your dyestuffs. You can do all four at the same time, if you have four pots. Don’t put all four dyestuffs in one pan! The salt acts as your mordant; it helps the dye fix to the fibres later.
2. Boil your dyestuffs for approximately 15 minutes.
3. Drain your dyestuffs over a bowl. Pour the dyed water back into the same pan, and put the used dyestuffs into the recycling. It is a good idea to place your chosen felted pods into the bottom of the pan before you pour the dyewater back on, so that they soak up as much water as possible.
4. Leave these to boil for a further fifteen minutes. Be sure to keep the pods the way they are – do not worry about the fact they still have foam inside them, and also be sure to check on your felted pods throughout the process, so that they get good coverage (They will want to float).
5. Remove from the pan carefully. You can pour away your dyewater now. Leave your felted pods to cool a little.
6. When they have cooled down a little, you can then cut a circle in the top carefully. I found the best way to get the first cut was with little scissors, such as embroidery scissors. Then make the circle by using larger scissors, to get through the layers of twine etc.
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