that makes sense, faren. I used extra dye and let it go for an entire hour last night, and it seemed to make a more through out color. I think maybe my roving was just to close to itself, packed to tightly. Because I was doing it in mason jars on the stove. I packed as much as I could in there the first go LOL So I'm tinking by the time the liquid got to the insides of the bunch, it wasn't as concentrated, and gave the variation in colors. It makes a really neat effect, but it's not what I was wanting. this go I got a really deep lovely purple. next attempt will be a lavender.