gorge gorge
I have polyester/velour chair cushions in a golden/yellow colour. What colour dye can I use to make them a rich dark burgundy or similar?
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pburch pburch
Golden yellow is the opposite color (on the color wheel) from purple. If you try to dye something that is golden yellow to make it burgundy, you will get brown. Try the violet iDye Poly, you'll probably get a brownish-burgundyish color.

The only dye that will work on your polyester is disperse dye, such as iDye Poly (not the regular iDye). It can be applied only by boiling the dye with the fabric. You must remove the covers from your chair cushions in order to dye them. If the covers are not designed to be removable, carefully remove the stitching from one seam in order to remove the stuffing, then sew the covers back on after you have completed your dyeing.

-Paula

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jackdaw jackdaw
Hi,

I have a canvas shoulder bag, originally khaki, I wanted it chestnut brown but dyed it at too low temperature which resulted in a green brown look which I was very unsatisfied with. Instead of removing the color I dyed it again, with idye scarlet, now at a higher temperature (60°C/140°F), result was pretty o.k. but I still find it too red, I would categorise it as washed burgundy or rust red. So, question is how to turn it more brown or even better - orange brown/terracotta, without making it too dark? Do anyone have a suggestion? I also wonder about using a fixative, can one use a fixative after having dyed it, or does it have to be used during the actual dyeing?

-Jackdaw
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JeanetteCoombes JeanetteCoombes
I have 2 hanks of aran 12ply which has a slight green hue which does not blend with the light sky blue of the rest of the yarn I have for my project. It is suggested I discharge colour before applying the more suitable colour. I have earh palette cold dye to use for this. what is your advice please? Thanks, JMC
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JeanetteCoombes JeanetteCoombes
Any one have a suggestion about increasing the blue colour in my yarn? how would a deeper blue work? Please????
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Asher Asher
Usually you can increase you depth of shade by just using more dye. This just means you use more dye powder in your dye bath. Typically, you don't want to dye at a concentration higher than 10% (meaning the weight of your dye powder should not exceed 10% of the weight of your fabric.) But if you are dying at lower concentrations, you should be able to increase the depth of your blue simply by using more dye powder (or less water).
When it comes to over-dyeing, just remember that dyes are transparent, so your resulting color will look like a blend of your under color and over-dyed color... If you need to remove a color before dyeing, use a color remover (http://www.jacquardproducts.com/color-removers.html), not bleach.
I hope this helps!
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Asher Asher
PS: are you dyeing wool yarn? and using PMX dyes? If so, this might be why you are not achieving deep shades. PMX dyes are used for cotton and other celluloid fibers. For wool, you'll want to use Acid Dyes (http://www.jacquardproducts.com/acid-dye.html).
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andrearockwood1965 andrearockwood1965
Hi I am dyeing a cotton sweater that is bright yellow and I want it navy blue what dye color should I get and what type of dye is the best?
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Hi Andrea,

You'll want to use either Procion MX or iDye for Natural Fibers.
http://jacquardproducts.com/idye.html
http://jacquardproducts.com/procion-mx.html
There is a Navy in both dye lines - that would be the color to use.

annette
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Stay9 Stay9
Would anyone know how to achieve electric purple on white fabric please'? Thanks
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Stay9 Stay9
It's a viscose / nylon blend
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Hi Stay,

With this blend of fabric you can use either an Acid dye & Procion MX combo or iDye for natural fibers and iDye Poly.
Achieving the color you are after will probably require a bit of testing. I'd recommend starting with the violets in the different color lines.

hope this helps
annette
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annato88 annato88
Hi there, I have a wool/viscose blend coat that is deep red (blood red) and I want to dye it black..how should I dye it / what type of dye do you recommend and would I be able to get the coat close to black?
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Hi there,

You can dye this coat. If you are very committed to dyeing this well I'd recommend using both Procion MX dye (for the viscose) and Acid Dye (for the wool). I'd suggest dyeing with the Procion MX first using the immersion method and then the Acid Dye using the stove top method.
More information here: http://jacquardproducts.com/procion-mx.html
http://jacquardproducts.com/acid-dye.html
Take a look at the instructions, if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask.

annette
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noraelise noraelise
Hello,
I have a dress that is 98% nylon and 2% spandex with a polyester lining. I was wondering if it is possible to dye this without ruining it and what color I should use to achieve the color that I want. The dress is a royal blue/almost purple and I would like it to be a deep red/burgundy color.
Thanks!,
Nora
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