Ok I have a question I cant find the answer to anywhere.
If I dont want to use the whole jar of Jacquard with 8 oz of water and I just want to make enough dye to paint say 8 oz of wool roving, how much dye would I use with how much water ? sorry if this doesnt make sense
What you are going to want to end up with, when you set out to mix your dye, is a 4 to 8% dye to water solution. If, for instance, you want to end up with a cup of dye to paint with you'll figure your solution so:
1 cup water = 237ml = 237 grams 237 grams x .04 = 9.37 grams = .33 ounces
so...about a 1/3 of an ounce of dye powder to 1 cup of water will give you about a 4% solution for painting. The 4% solution is going to be sufficent for nearly all colors - if you are working with Navy, Jet Black, or Brown you'll want a stronger solution.
(to create an accurate 4% solution you would subtract the weight of the dye powder from the total water weight to end up with a grand total of 237 grams of solution - but that's taking it beyond what most of us are concerned with)