But in fact, I LOVED this DVD. And with adding my own calculations to the dyemethods, I guess, we can skip the 'accident' part of it ;-).
So, I got one of those small cutlery trays, and a long piece of fabric, soaked it in sodawater, squeezed the water out and fanfolded it.
Calculated that I needed about 90 ml. of a 10% solution of Procion MX for the whole piece, divided this in 45 ml of orange and 45 ml of blue. Added the same quantity of water to each color, so the dye can flow a bit. (For those curious, my calculation method is pretty relaxed, I need for a full colour, 20 ml of 10% concentrate for a FQ cotton. Just count or estimate the number of FQ's you have in your fabric. No weighing, no calculator needed).
Put the 45 ml. orange plus 45 ml. of water in the tray, and put the fanfolded fabric on top of it, carefully, making an U turn, leaving the folds out of the dye in this stage.
After 5 minutes, I poured the 45 ml. of blue plus 45 ml. water on top of it, waited a minute or two.
After a few minutes, I started pressing with my gloved fingers, thoroughly to get the dye solution into the fabric. More than I ever dared... I was always so afraid to get mud colours. It doesn't look good, does it? But everything went perfect.
Take care with rinsing, first rinse cold while the package is still fanfolded. You have to get rid of the soda before you start rinsing the whole cloth, that will prevent much of the colour-staining.
Et voila, this is the final result and I am so very happy with this, thank you Ann for healing me from 'touch fear'.
Next monday another variation so stay tuned, it's all about low water immersion dyeing this month!
NB. If you missed the trailer, here is a sneak preview of the DVD: