I have been dyeing silk scarves with Jacquard's green label dyes. I have been using salt on the scarves. More often than not I do not get a good movement with the dyes. I have used rock salt, kosher salt, and Jacquard's salt. I like the patterns left with table salt but sometimes I want more and bigger. I usually dampen my silk and scrunch it a bit on butcher paper. That makes nice random patterns. I sprinkle the salt where I want the dye to move. Lots of times I end up with just a dark spot where the salt was laying. Then I just have a spotty scarf. I used rock salt last night and almost all of them didn't move any dye at all. I even put down the salt as I am putting dyes on and it doesn't seem to make a difference. Can anyone tell me what I could possibly be doing wrong?
Thanks a bunch.