I am using gaywool dyes, and cushings dyes, and have a couple questions about the relation between the two. Gaywool seems to have crystals of what I am guessing are citric acid (or some other form of acid). With the cushings there is just the light powder (remind me to get a dust mask!), so I am guessing that that is the reason that you need to use vinegar with it.
Am I close to right?
Also, a weird thing, but I am keeping my dye stock in mason jars. When I swirl the jar with cushings dye in it, it sticks to the glass. When I swirl the jar with Gaywool in it, it doesn’t. Is there a chemical reason for this?
What are your experiences with dying? Anything I should avoid?
I finally set up my little dying corner in the garage, so I am going to go at it full force this weekend. I’ve just recently become enthralled with the chemical aspects of all of this, so please forgive my dorky questions.