1 Prewash fabrics before dyeing, especially if the fabric is new. Don't use fabric softeners, as they leave residue that can result in an uneven absorption of dye.
2 Avoid synthetics like polyester and rayon. Dyes are most effective on natural textiles, like linen and cotton.
3 Have fun and experiment with colour using test fabric, following the dye manufacturer's instructions. Keep in mind that dye can always be made lighter by adding more water.
4 Stir dye bath throughout the recommended dyeing duration to ensure all fibres are evenly treated.
5 Rinse fabric after dyeing until water runs clear, then squeeze to remove excess water. Hang to dry.
6 Launder separately for the next few washings, as some colour bleeding is possible.