Here is the story:
First I placed the beloved merino/mohair fiber into a vinegar and water soak for 30 minutes. The directions called for one cup of vinegar to one quart of water.
Once the soak was done, I drained as much water out of the pot until the water just covered the fiber and placed it on the stove until just under a boil, using a meat thermometer to get the water to about 135-140 degrees farenheit.
Using a serving spoon I carefully added the dye from the darkest to lightest in the pot; remember, a little goes a long way (about half the prepared dye mixture). Once the dye was added,I then put the heat down to medium, covered then simmered for 30 minutes.
I would like to thank my friend, Mary, for giving me the inspiration to dye
and for youtube.com for providing me with the videos for instruction.