I decided to look online to see if the local Hancock Fabrics carried cotton cord that is slightly larger in diameter than what I bought. As I was looking through, I came across some DMC Color Infused cotton cord. I thought it would be fun to use, but realized it was way too small in diameter to actually make anything of size, but...I have cotton cord...I have dye...why not try it.
It is not really white, so using a light color probably wouldn't look great, but I have some variegated thread that I could use to zig-zag the bowl together, and can be used for color inspiration, so let's see.
Then, soak it in soda ash to make sure it is totally saturated. Mix the dye (I used Dharma Cerulean and Clear Yellow) and lay the cord out on a bit of plastic
Use a veterinary syringe to put the color on the cord.
Let it batch for an hour, and then see what we see.
I'm at the "Let it batch..." point, so I'll post pictures when it comes out and I rinse it.
I think this might be fun. If it works, I'll have to try a rainbow like Melody Johnson (Fibermania) did for sock yarn on 9 November, 2009. Take a look, it's gorgeous!
I almost forgot, if you want to get inspired by what other people are doing, check out Judy's Patchwork times.