I recently bought 3 yards of hand-dyed 108" wide purple backing fabric online. When I received it I was a bit disappointed with the color. I was expecting a more vibrant, deeper color purple. I was wondering if I could dye it to get the color I'm looking for. Has anyone done this sort of thing?
Here are some questions that have come to mind that I hope you can help me with:
What type of dye would work best? (I've done a little looking around on the web and the procion dyes look like they would give me results that are vibrant.)
What do I need to do to prepare this fabric before dyeing?
What is the best method for dyeing this large piece of fabric?
How do you make sure it is colorfast?
My other thought is that if I'm successful and find dyeing fabrics fun, I might want to hand dye my own backings. So where to you find 108+" wide white fabric that works well?
Thanks in advance for any help.