Dyeing a Merino Wool Scarf

I just bought a second hand Merino wool scarf, great quality, but awful design so I want to colour it black or dark blue. Any suggestions about which dye to use and how or whether I should not do this?

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June 27, 20110 found this helpful

Problem is that you must use hot water to dye fabrics, and the hot water is likely to shrink the wool a lot. Wool changes texture (turns into felt) from hot water and may not be as soft. The pattern may not dye evenly so you may not end up with a solid color scarf. Lots of negatives to consider.

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June 27, 20110 found this helpful

Or, you can find a cold-water dye. They do make them.

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