I had a piece of 16 count white aida fabric which I hadn't used and was unlikely to use any time soon. I had already coffee-dyed some previously, so I thought I would try something different.
I bought a Dylon Hand Dye sachet in Vintage Blue and gave it a go. I tried it first with an oddment of 14 count aida, just to see how it would turn out.
I am so pleased with the result. It has very light variations which is just perfect for the new nautical cross stitch pattern I'm about to start. I didn't use the whole sachet of dye crystals, so have plenty left to use again.
I'm going to try some other colours now that I have had success with this.