Here's what I did!
I ended up buying my dye online through a company called Tintex. http://tintex.com.au/ I paid $17.50 for 100gms of Dark Brown dye + $6 postage. (So yes I did pay a bit more than my $20) If I had bought 3 or 4 dyes I would have paid the same postage. This is enough dye to do 10 small bath towels - so I have some leftover.
Once they arrived, (3 days!) I actually followed the instructions - and it all worked out just great.
|Note the colour of the towels I want to dye - 4 pink, 1 yellow and 1 blue - in the background.|
|First soak your first towel so that the dye spreads though evenly when it goes into the dye bath|
|Squeeze as much water from the towel as you can by hand. Carefully and slowly add the damp towel to the dye bath...|
|Ensure the whole towel goes under - also make sure you agitate, very gently, the towel from time to time to ensure that the towel dyes evenly.|
|Bring the pot and its contents back to the boil. Set your timer for 30 mins and get the next batch ready.|
|Watch that you pot doesnt boil over - these stains are VERY hard to get out of laminate. Glass and metal don't seem to be affected.|
|Drain as much dye as you have strength to hold a million kilos of boiling dripping towel above the pot for!!!|