I do not have fabric dye but have acrylic paints in the red iron oxide colour needed to match the cliff colour. So I just added a bit of water to the paint and threw in my cheesecloth.
This is what the cheesecloth looked like wet.
In any case, though you may not have learned what you thought you were going to learn from reading this post, you certainly learned what NOT to do.
Judy Cooper mentioned a book that she referenced each time she dyed and I think perhaps its a good idea for me to pick it.
Spring is definitely here and the farmers are in their fields planting grains. A few fields of freshly planted potatoes have been seen as well. Its looking lovely out there!
Hope you find time to enjoy your art and what is around you.