Lilla Lilla
Hello, I am hoping someone can help me please. I have used Olive on some old vintage cotton white sheets, to eventually sew up and use as curtains in my lounge room. It has turned out much darker than I envisaged, and I am quite devastated. It's more like an army green if you know what I mean. I would almost call it moss.
As I was originally going to use Chartreuse or Kelly Green on these sheets, my question is, would I change the color or lighten the Olive hue if I re-dyed the fabric? I really prefer not to use the color bleachers if possible.
Thanks so much, any ideas would be most appreciated.
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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Hi Lilla,

Thanks for writing in.
Unfortunately, over dyeing the fabric is only going to darken it. The only way to achieve a lighter hue is to use a color remover. You are right to avoid any sort of bleaching agents. The bleach is hard on fabric, especially vintage fabrics. A safe alternative is the Jacquard Color Remover. This comes in the iDye packaging or in larger sizes. You'll find more information here:
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