I was experimenting today with dyeing some pins and ric rac. It wasn't quite what I was hoping for but it will do. Only some of the pins turned out. I'll have to try it again and see what happens. I like the old look and this isn't quite the color I was looking for. It seems a little darker than the picture I was looking at. Oh, well! If at first you don't succeed, try again. That is just what I will do!!