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#1 Mogup

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 05:06 AM

I have little to no experience when it comes to dyeing but can anyone tell me what my color options would be in changing a brown cape to another color. Thanks for any info.

#2 arkle

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:07 AM

Unless you bleach it, & that will be of questionable succees, you will only be able to darken it or dye it black. As ANY dye only puts additional colour on top of what's already there. Best to "bite the bullet" & get another cape.



#3 Charlie Vestal

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 04:53 PM

Take your natural brown cape and overdye with scarlet or crimson.  End result --> a rich claret.

 

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#4 SBPatt

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 01:36 AM

Dye it with orange and you get a nice fiery brown; use olive and you get something a bit darker than traditional golden olive but still nice.


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#5 ted patlen

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 03:49 PM

many black materials start from natural brown.  Listen to Charlie, he is well aquainted with dying.

 

What ever you plan on doing clean the materials extremely well!



#6 Mogup

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 03:44 AM

Thanks guys for your advice. Very helpful.