On the left is the cochineal and indigo mix, cochineal mixed with cream of tartar, madder and plain cochineal. The fabric is silk charmeuse which normally takes the dye very well. At least I got very even results with all the stirring we did. We left the fabric in the dye just 30 minutes and prior to dyeing we soaked it in alum for 30 minutes.
Next week we work with weld for yellow and overdye with indigo to get green.