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Topic: How do I dye over Something thatís Already Colored?  (Read 1543 times)
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KatieP03
« on: December 27, 2017 07:41:51 AM »

Hey there! Iím new, so pardon if Iím in the wrong place. I recently received a cute rug from my little brother for Christmas. Unfortunately, it is way too bright for my taste. I was wondering if there is any way I can darken the colors or just dye it black. I have a whole box of TULIP dyes that are also available to use. Thanks! Hereís a link to the rug.
https://www.fivebelow.com/room/rugs/multi-chindi-rug-36x60.html
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017 08:12:30 AM »

I'm a bit sad because I love that rug. Like, LOVE it. The colours are so perfectly me. I get it though that it might be a bit bright for some, lol.

I wash rugs like that in the machine but hang them to dry. A dye bath would probably take, if not fully black at least duller shades. Careful not to ruin the washing machine if you dye in it though.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018 08:10:08 AM »

Hey there! Iím new, so pardon if Iím in the wrong place. I recently received a cute rug from my little brother for Christmas. Unfortunately, it is way too bright for my taste. I was wondering if there is any way I can darken the colors or just dye it black. I have a whole box of TULIP dyes that are also available to use. Thanks! Hereís a link to the rug.
https://www.fivebelow.com/room/rugs/multi-chindi-rug-36x60.html

Welcome to Craftster, Katie!! You've got this in just the right category. I once dyed a brown wool jacket with a pack of red tulip dye and had pretty good results. I was looking for a dark-ish red color and used a brick red thinking the brown base would keep it duller (it did). This was just for a costume though. I only hand washed and hung it to dry once after dyeing since it was wool.

You will have to show us the results when you are done! Cheesy
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