The below method for using Retayne, worked good, but there was still some bleeding. So if you use it you might want to try adding more than 1 tablespoon per gal of water used. It worked much better than using nothing.
I am going to try the Dharma Fixative next to see if I get better results
I must say I was very pleased with the Dharma Dyes - when wet the cane almost has a pearlized look to it and when dry it has a better *sheen* quality to it.
Very important when using these dyes you need the Soda Ash to mix with it.
This *fixer* bonds the dye to the natural fiber.
These dyes will work with any natural fiber, see their website for lots of info on using them.