Soak the hanks in a weak solution of vinegar and water for at least an hour or
Paint on your dyes so that the hank is well covered. Wrap in cling film to keep the
colours from merging and either steam or microwave the hanks. Leave to get cold
before rinsing and drying.
Use one hank for the warp and another for the weft and see the wonderful check
patterns that appear by themselves.
Amazingly for us this is a sample for a very special project which will be revealed
very soon. The little 12″ 30cm Knitters Loom is great for ideas like this as it is wide enough to be able to see what will happen on a bigger scale.