I ended up trying several of the recipes from my new book Fabric Dyer's Dictionary with mixed results. Now don't get me wrong - I love the colors I got. Still they weren't always the colors I was originally aiming for (which I'm sure doesn't surprise any of you veteran dyers). I really needed more murky colors in my stash so got a lot of those including some really nice grays and muddy purples. All in all I ended up dyeing about 60 fat quarters - a fat quarter being a little short at 18" by 20" due to the bolt size.
At the end I had about 6 fq's left - along with a little dye solution so I tried my hand at two color dyeing for the first time. I went about it by the simple results given in the book and was surprised at how great they came. Of course the photos don't do them justice but trust me they are pretty! Not only are they pretty but I can tell they are going to be super useful in my work. Who would have thought that dyeing was so easy????
So cleaned the dyeing supplies off my porch. I'm sure the mailman was surprised to see them all gone and not the next batch sitting there "cooking". Hopefully I'll get one more dyeing session in before winter - want to try out more multi-color batches. I'm sure though that it will get harder and harder to find 75 degree days to dye with school approaching - sighhhhhhhhhhhhh.