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?

By Charles

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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