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Would it be possible to dye predyed wool to a darker color? Also is there a safe way to dye a premade cover?<br><br>
Here is why I ask, I just bought a cover and the seller only accepts returns on defective items, the item I got isnt defective it just isnt as dark as I wanted it. Is there a way to even it out?
 

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Yeah, you can over-dye. Just remember your color wheel and how colors mix, that is if you will be using a different color to over-dye with.<br><br>
Just use the same process you would if you were dyeing it for the first time.<br><br>
Good Luck!<br>
Kathy
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah, you can over-dye. Just remember your color wheel and how colors mix, that is if you will be using a different color to over-dye with.<br><br>
Just use the same process you would if you were dyeing it for the first time.</div>
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wheel? process?<br><br>
LOL, I decided to leave it be, but I still didnt understand what you said, LOL
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">wheel? process?<br><br>
LOL, I decided to leave it be, but I still didnt understand what you said, LOL</div>
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Sorry!<br>
By color wheel, I just meant the range of colors you get when you mix the 3 primary colors. What I meant was to remember that the original color of the cover will affect the final outcome after overdying. But I suppose if you just go for the same color but a darker shade, this whole color wheel nonsense doesn't matter and I shouldn't have mentioned it!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br>
If you dye it with kool aid or fiber reactive dyes, you would just follow the same directions as if the cover had not been dyed before.<br>
Not sure what material the cover is made of. If it is a natural fiber like wool or cotton, you can use Fiber Reactive dyes sold in tie dye kits at craft stores. Also, kool aid can be used on wool(don't think it works on cotton).<br><br>
Though it sounds intimidating, it really is fairly easy.<br><br>
Hope I didn't confuse you any more than I did before!<br>
Kathy
 
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