Different fibers are easier or harder to get to take the dye. Silk is supposed to be the hardest, so for my 3rd dye job I purchased some 50%merino/ 50%silk. Yes you are supposed to wait but I learned some important things from my fail:
- Dont be afraid to add a LOT of food coloring, its cheap and harmless
- Liquid food dye works the same as unsweetened koolaid
- Heat Sets the color so a low heat over at least 10-20minutes
- Dont be afraid to mix more color and add it to the pot if the color is not bright enough.
This time I added more vinegar and much more color to the bath. I wanted a more spring green color so i used the green dye with a few drops of yellow. I mixed more color into the pot than i thought i would need. Turns out i had just enough
In the end i got a good rich spring green with flecks of dark green and yellow green: Exactly what I wanted!
store in the next few weeks.