||[Dec. 21st, 2009|03:57 pm]
I need help from the hive mind.
I want a coat for Estrella, I have the pattern and now have the fabric. The problem is that the fabric is the wrong color.
I have a nice reasonably thick off white/cream colored lambswool to use as a warm lining - honestly it might be a bit soft, but I guess time will tell, and anyway I've bought it now :)
The lining was chosen far more based on it's weight rather than it's color - they had a red, but it was 50% more expensive. So I was wondering about dying it. However, I really don't know anything about dying. Don't know what sort of dyes to use, don't know if I can just dye it in my front loader or whether I should try and use a tub of some sort etc. (I'm a but shy about using the bath, it's an old ceramic one, and pretty scratched - I'd hate to dye it too).
Any suggestions? There's got to be someone out here who knows more about this than I do :)