Larisa, Yes, I totally agree outdoors is good. I use two quart glass jars. Where do you find gallon ones? I am going to have to look up India Flint's stuff. Do you have a tittle or link?
Judith, I do use sperate pots and pans too. Second hand store finds are great. I need to study a lot more about plants and stuff to know which ones are toxic. Fermenting isn't something I've tried yet. Hmm, going to have to check that out.
Has anyone done any mushroom dying? The colors you can get are amazing, but I don't know much about it.
New Question: Years ago instead of adding mordants like we do today, the paper I found talked about using different pots for different colors. Examples would be cast iron, copper, enamel, metal, stainless, porcelain, tin and so on. Have any of you used this approach and do you think it would be safer because it is a finished product or isn't it going to matter one way or the other because of the dyes reactions to the material?