Cotton Sofa Coloring

Dear Jennifer,
Hopefully you can help me. I bought a cotton sofa cover and tried to dye it black. I followed the directions exactly and even used an extra bottle of dye to insure I had enough. However, by the time it was rinsed it faded to a medium gray color. Is there anyway I can make this black? Thank you for any suggestions or help.

Dear Benita,
Black is a very difficult color to obtain. I don’t even try it myself. Here’s my advice: get a copy of the catalog from www.dharmatrading.com. Study their instructions carefully on the black reactive dyes. You will need some basic chemicals (available locally or from Dharma) in addition to the dye. I suggest that you get Jet Black #250. You may have to repeat the process a few times.
good luck,

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