Sometimes acid dyes are not WYSIWYG. This results in some interesting guesswork when one is trying to replicate a colour. Case in point "Antique". Here is one from the original set I made more than a year ago:
Tried again. This one looked even stranger on the table. Imagine blue greens.
One more time, this time I found my old pencil notes. And I started. And shook my head looking at it on the dye table. Look at the colour in the dish. Does that say "rust or maroon" to you? You can see from the part that's already got dye on it that the colour changes as it interacts with the fibre. It's starting to look sort of purple and green:
Believe it or not, after heat setting what looked purple and green came out really close to the original. Which my new camera then stubbornly refused to photograph accurately, despite Himself's best photoshopping efforts. Will need to wait for Himself to pull out the big guns and rephotograph it before I can put it up on Etsy.