Ok so as promised here are some links...
Directions for dye methods:
Books, the first three of these I own and recommend the others I would like to get:
Dyes and Paints A Hands on Guide to Coloring Fabric - Elin Noble
Color By Accident Low Water Immersion Dyeing - Ann Johnston
Dye Painting - Ann Johnston
Shibori - Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada
Color on Cloth - Ruth Issett
Shibori the Art of Fabric Tyeing Folding Pleating and Dyeing - Elfriede Moller
Shibori Creating Color and Texture on Silk - Karren K. Britto
and finally some Blogs that feature good dye info and/or inspiration:
Only the tip of the iceburg, there is a great deal more out there but these will probably be fun to check out!