Well...I guess this is one way to do it....drying over dyed embroidery floss, I've never dyed DMC before, but I found a whole box of variegated DMC that I had purchased years ago. I forgot I even had it. The colors were way too bright for my primitive palettes, so I thought I would give them a quick bath in some walnut dye. It did tone the colors down, but they may need another dip...we'll see. I'm using some of the colors for a needle punch project. Joanne Fabrics is having their Labor Day sale....DMC is on sale 4/$1 plus they have a 15% coupon of off your total purchase.