The dyes... where do i start.... Ok, I used the formula that I said above somewhere. That was the PERFECT color... Then Jim airbrushed it. He did the best job. Cause, airbrushing, you can make em lighter and darker. Then my grubby hands came into the picture. I ruined 6 rows with the wrong neatsfoot oil- then I recut all the squares, repunched all the holes, and then mixed another batch of dye...Whoops, a few more drops of red fell in by accident.... So then I had to re-airbrush EVERYTHING... and unfortunately, my hand at airbrushing isn't as good as Zam I Aint's so, everything, is more even colored then non-even. I tried doing it non-even, but I couldn't do it cause of the two batches scenario. So, make sure, you make 2 quarts of the same batch of dye. LOTS OF SOLVENT.