Dyeing Silk Drapes

Dear Jennifer, I would like to dye some silk drapes that are a cream/yellow color to a chocolate brown. I have 6 drapes and they are about 90 inches long. Do you think I should do it myself or find a professional, or just buy new drapes. Carolyn

Hi Carolyn,
First, please read my article on Fabric Dyeing 101. In theory, you can dye these drapes to a chocolate, but they may shrink and loose some of their sheen and body (especially if they are taffeta or dupioni, which are some kinds of silk that is common in draperies). If you want to proceed, I would suggest that you send them to Sherry at www.fabricdyeing.com. She can get them all in one dyelot and make the result even and saturated.

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