procion mx conectrate of chinese red to the mixture and dyed 4 more pieces of cloth a true red . From the top, silk hemp, wool, wool, velvet. Truly a gorgeous red - the method used was with heat as for natural dye. Bring the liquid with cloth immersed to a simmer and then steep overnight.
A cardinal came to our feeder and stayed calm while several chickadees flitted in and out and around him. I admired his redness and stead fastness.