what you need:
Pour water into a pot. From reading around I used 4 cups for one pair of tights.
add 1 T vinegar for every cup of water you use. In this case 4 T
while you are prepairing the water and letting it heat let the tights soak
Add food coloring to the water. I followed the white icing instructions
add the tights
***make sure that you are constantly stirring and evening out the tights in the water!!***
so here is where the trial and error kicks in. For some weird reason these pair of tights didnt take the green die. As you can see from the picture it soaked up all the pink and left the green in the water... weird right? Unfortunately these were tights laying around the house so I dont know what material they were to tell you to avoid but most sights advise using nylon.
What I did to salvage them:
Cleaned the water and started the process over this time using the raspberry. They took the color much better but were already a little bit splochy from the original dye so they didnt come out to great. Perhaps dying them again might even the color out.
Once the water in the pot is pretty much clear your tights are ready. Let them cool then run cold water over them and wash with a bit of soap
this was the first pair of tights I dyed turquoise. I do NO advise using sheer pantyhose but they were the only white I could find. This I would file under failure.
then I tried it again with another pair of tights from home. Again I dont know what material they are but I can say that the thicker more solid the tight the better.
Up really close they look a little uneven in color but they actually came out really evenly
Here are the pink ones you can see how splotchy they are
I took some picture wearing them but the lighting was really bad so Ill try to get some better shots this weekend.
If any of you try this let me know id love to hear how it turned out and see your results. Also any advice on methods are always welcome!