Ill hhave to get my wife to give me some questions since she's the one that has the color palette in her head.
She used to do lots of natural dyeing until I was getting concerened about the toxicity of the mordants she was being told to use. Alkali nd alkali earths are ok but she was being told to use hex chrome and tin salts.
She uses the reactives and acid dyes when she wants some specific color.
She keeps a huge pickle jar with all samples of colrs rolled into marble sized balls and he lets em all it in the jar and shell occasionally hake the jar up to move the dye marbles. This gives her some ideas of new color combinations for her shawl and drape kits .
Lately though, shes been doing a lot of blends with alpca and silk and those, she leaves mostly natural nd uses the lace pattern define the design.
I only know enough to bullshit a couple of male friends when they get drunk. SO I mostly stay away from the DYeing Dungeon (she has a gas stove in the old milkhouse and shes turned that into a dye workshop. I put in several TOC and smoke monitors