that was interesting. Needed to coffee dye some muslin today, so still being a bit pissy ’bout the washing machine dying, put the pot of hot water on, brewed a pot of extra strong coffee, tossed some cream of tartar and alum into the hot water, then coffee, added a small amount of turmeric for colour boost, knotted the fabric, stuffed it in, let it soak for 30 minutes. Then, I took it into the bathroom where the wash basin awaited in the tub, started rinsing all the excess dye out. So far, fine, a nice, bland, nut brown colour. Business as usual. Then I added washing detergent, and it looked like my life blood was pouring into the basin. Okaaaaaaaaaaay. Well, at least it looks nice.