Almost every guy wants to weigh over 200 lbs and have low bodyfat but for the majority of people not using Steriods etc, this is not going to happen. Most guys that i have observed at the gym are in eternal bulk mode. They have size but also the accompanying bodyfat as evidenced by larger waists etc. I know this b/c at 6 feet, I used to weigh 215 lbs and loved the weight aspect. The problem I had was that my waist was 38 inches. Now I am 170lbs, cut and have good symmetry. My focus is on boxing with strength training only as a supplement.
I have done a bit of dying of fabric. I used onion skins on 100% cotton muslin (yes, it was bleached muslin, not unbleached.) I boiled up the skins which I had been collecting for awhile, in a pot of water. Then I soaked my wet fabric in water with a bit of alum to fix the dye (left over from some other usage), and then simmered it in the onion skin water. I did not really use measurements of these things, as I just sort of went by instinct. (I read about using the alum, somewhere.) My fabric was not a lot – probably a 1/2 yard at the most. It came out a beautiful gold/yellow/mustardy colour.