I'm with you Constance - my only experience up to this point has been using RIT dye to tie - dye at camp. Part of my "inspiration" is what I want to give with the baskets. I am making a wine basket for my sister so thought a wine dyed basket would be good. The same is true for some of the lower baskets ... I thought they would be fun filled with different coffees or teas.
As I explore this, however, there seem to be so many options! The link provided earlier demonstrates how many things can actually be used! I am excited to try some of the plant ones from my garden later this summer. If I can figure out how to post pictures, I will put some of the finished products up.
Where I am getting stuck, however, is with the end result. Even if the color isn't right, I can still use the reed but I'd like to know people's personal experiences so I at least have an idea of what to expect.
Thank you to everyone who has responded so far!