I thought I would stop putting it off and have a go at dyeing some of my alpaca batts. I had bought some Cushing dyes from an online auction but had no idea what the colors were going to come out like.
I mixed a teaspoon of the powder in some boiling water in a canning jar added salt, the fiber, some more water and a half cup of white vinegar. I then let them stand for 30 minutes and then stood them in my canning pan and filed the pan with water and brought it to a rolling boil for about an hour.
I am pretty pleased with the results. They will need to dry and then I will re-card them