what is the secret to dyeing skeins without creating tangles?
I am new to dyeing fiber and have tried using MX dye on cotton and rayon. While I am having success getting great colors, I cant seem to keep the skeins from getting tangled in the dyebath. I wound 2 yd skeins on my skein winder, tied in 4 places (very loosely on the first try, a little tighter on the second batch) and each skein comes out of the dye tangled. I dont dare tie any tighter because my semi-loose tieing on the second color (dark purple) is lighter where the skeins were tied even though I thought I had it loose enough. I guess I need some advice. Thanks. Gail