I prepped my area by laying a towel down to catch any drips. Sophie got in on the action.I followed the directions on the box and mixed the dye with 2 cups hot water.I I filled the machine with hot water and first submerged my crinoline to get it thoroughly and evenly wet.I pulled out the crinoline and added in a couple tablespoons of detergent to the water. Then I poured in the dye. Let your washer mix those things up for a minute and then submerge your crinoline back in.I checked on it about every 3-5 minutes, to untwist it and move it around in the washer to make sure it was getting an even dye job. You will have to reset the wash cycle because you have to keep it in the dye for at least 30 minutes before you rinse.
I then let it go through the rinse cycle twice, pulled it out, and hung it outside to dry.I love how the slip part stayed fairly white, with the edging and tulle really picking up the color!Happy dyeing! And here is the bathtub method and the front loader method.