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Hi Nora,

Sorry for the delayed response!
Because you are trying to get to a red/burgundy from a royal blue/almost purple I would recommend removing the color from the dress first. However, depending on the type of dye used originally for the royal blue this may or may not be successful. If the dress has been dyed with an Acid dye you should be able to remove some degree of the dye. If the original color is a disperse dye you are unlikely to be able to remove any of the color.
Once you've removed color using I would suggest using Acid Dyes - perhaps the #610 Burgundy.
http://www.jacquardproducts.com/acid-dye.html

hope this helps
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emilytess emilytess
Hello! I have a dress that is stretch cotton and it is army green. I'm hoping to dye it to be a different color, but I don't know what my options might be. Can you give me some ideas of what dyes I could use, and what colors they would result in? Thanks!
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dana27 dana27
Hello. I have a shirt that is 98% polyester and 2% spandex. The shirt is hot pink. I never wear pink, but I really like this shirt, so I would like to change it's color. I would wear blue, purple, green, or even yellow/red/orange. Since I'm starting with hot pink instead of white, I'm worried about mixing the wrong colors and ending up with an ugly shade of brown. Which color would be best and most effective to change it to? And how?
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Are you planning to remove color before dyeing?

annette
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dana27 dana27
If there's an effective way to do it, sure. I just want to know what will work best.
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Actually there isn't a good way to remove color from polyester - I'm thinking your best bet will be to over dye with a red or orange color - staying in the same color family will give you the best results.

annette
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Mamatea Mamatea
I want to tie dye a shirt orange and purple. I've tried but the Purple ends up a drab shade of purplish-brown. Is there a way to help balance this to create a bolder brighter purple? I used a white shirt, dyed orange first, washed dried then dyed purple. Could I use an orange shirt to begin with?
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Hi Mama,

Your Purple is going to end up the purplish-brown every time if you are dyeing over orange, whether you dye it or purchase it dyed. The only way to create a bright bold purple with your orange is to apply the colors along side each other on a white shirt. Check out this method of tying and dyeing to get an idea of what I mean: http://www.jacquardproducts.com/horizontal-bands.html
Rather than using several colors you could just use purple and orange.
Let me know if you have any other questions.

annette
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kamkanga kamkanga
I have some cloth that I dyed with Rit dye. I know it's not the best quality, but I'm only planning on using the cloth a few times, and this is what I had on hand. I dyed with a ratio of 1 tsp dye to 1 cup of water, and the color came out too light. My question is - if I re-dye with the same ratio of dye to water, will I get a deeper color (since the cloth is now already blue instead of white)? Or do I need to increase the ratio in order to get a deeper color?
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Hi Kam,

Over-dyeing an existing color is going to give you a color that looks darker than the first dyeing even when using the same ratio.
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AshirogiSensei AshirogiSensei
I need help! I have never dyed anything before, but need a bright purple button up shirt. So I went ahead and bought a white button up and need to dye it a bright purple. It is a cotton shirt. What is a good dye to use to achieve that bright purple? (PS it is for a Welcome to Nightvale Cecil cosplay, if that helps show you what kind of purple I want to achieve)
thanks so much!
-Ash
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AshirogiSensei AshirogiSensei
This color here...
http://37.media.tumblr.com/c6b1e359b034f30909cba99f7059dc05/tumblr_mvepaqJ5lI1r0uvkco3_r1_1280.jpg
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Hi Ash,

For cotton you'll want to use either Procion MX or iDye for natural fibers. Getting to a very specific color is a bit tricky. You can probably get very close using the Marine Violet in the Procion line or the Violet or Purple in the iDye line.

annette
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Sharoper Sharoper
I am a beginner at dyeing. I just tried to dye a cotton corduroy vest and pants, using Procion MX. They were a dusty rose color and I wanted them to be a brighter color, so I used carmine red. I thought I followed directions precisely, but my clothes looked exactly the same color after the dyeing. The clothes weighed about 20 oz, I used 3 gal of water plus another cup, salt, soda ash and about 1.75 t of dye.
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Nerosbane Nerosbane
Hello!

I am attempting to slightly darken a color a 100% cotton plaid. It's a plaid of large beige stripes (2"), and thin red and green stripes (1/2" each). I'd like the beige to be a greenish or grey color without overly tinting the green stripes and browning the red. Would you recommend I try iDye or do you think the colors would muddy down too much? I'm going for more of a historical home dye look from a purchased tartan.
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