Hello All, I'm new to this group and have enjoyed finding this forum as well as reading all the postings/hints/instructions. Very diverse and interesting group!
I have a question I hope that someone will know the answer to:
When I was a child in Camp Fire Girls, about the early 60s, our leader took nylon stockings and boiled them in a pot on the stove in an unknown liquid to me. As the stockings boiled, they would change colors depending on how long she would leave the stocking in the pot. They would turn various pastel colors. Different stockings would turn different colors.
We would then take a very thin wire and make a loop, twist the loop closed and then stretch the 'dyed' nylon over it and again, twist the wire to secure the whole thing. Four of these loops connected together would make a butterfly.
Does anyone have a clue as to what the liquid consisted of? Does anyone even know what this technique is named? I would appreciate any feedback or help with this subject.
Thank you in advance for your help.