I then dyed the areas one at a time.
Add 1/2 cup salt to the bucket.
Pour in 1 gallon plus 2 cups of VERY hot water and stir to dissolve salt.
Add one drop of liquid dish detergent and stir.
Add 1/4 cup dye and stir.
Put in your item for 15 minutes. (In this case, put the item in until you are almost touching the rubber bands and stop. Make sure the entire dipped area stays under the water. ONLY put in the area from one rubber band to another. The remainder of the curtain should stay out of the dye.)
Remove after 15 minutes and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear.
Allow to dry before moving onto the next color.
Once all four sections were dyed and dried, I removed my rubber bands and allowed the entire piece to fully dry.