I picked out about a dozen pieces that were pretty flat an uninteresting and put them into treatment. They spent the night bundled up with rice, oatmeal, grits, orzo and dye powder.
Something came to investigate a possible food source and knocked over one of the containers.
They pulled a log of cloth across the deck rail but were interested in it enough to find out what was inside.
The fabric got the next step this morning and I'm pretty excited about the results.
Natural fibers that have been dyed with Procion MX dyes, colors of my own mixing.
Over dyeing using a mechanical means of carrying the dyepowder; old dry cereals that are usually infested with bugs.
Discharging too much color using bleach, a stop watch and a practiced eye.
None of my techniques would meet the approval of the manufacturers of the ingredients. Kinda like taking a Honda Civic with grain alcohol in the gas tank and running it at Daytona...and winning.