So, I dug out a cone of cotton that I've had for ages.
I washed it.
I rinsed it.
Apparently, you are only supposed to let it come to a boil. I did not. This my friends is what I ended up with...
The good thing is this was fun. I'm going to try again this weekend. It turns out cotton yarn only accepts fiber reactive dye. Like the stuff you use to tye dye tshirts. Animal fibers, like wool, alpaca and mohair, are the only yarns that accept food coloring and kool aide.
As far as acrylic goes...well I probably won't be dying acrilyc. 😊