1 – By putting the strip on its side in the dye,  I just let the colour begin to seep up the felt.
2 – when dry there was a slight ombre effect – maybe not quite the one I expected but it was there
3 – by cutting a strip approximately 1 inch by 5 inches and folded in half, I began to create my flower form for the ring.  You can find more details on technique  
4 – all stitched up, this version of the ring is subtle but pretty and soft
ps. the dye I used is cherry kool-aid – stay tuned next week for full details on using this as dye.