Dyeing Vintage Cotton

I would like to know if it is possible to dye a vintage (100% white cotton) chenille bedspread? If so, can u recommend a good quality dye? Also, will it be permanent? Are there any colors of dye I should avoid? I would like to dye it a pale shade of robin’s egg blue. Any tips you can offer will be greatly appreciated! Thank you for reading and answering my question. Have a great weekend!

Dear Kim,
You can indeed dye this piece and the color you propose is pretty easy to obtain. You will need to use the reactive dyes available from www.dharmatrading.com. Get a copy of their paper catalog and read all the instructions carefully. The only caveat is the size of the bedspread. It will work best if it fits easily, with a little room to spare, in your washer.
If you want someone else to do it, contact Sherry Smilo at www.fabricdyeing.com. She offers a great, reasonably-priced service with fabulous colors.
I did indeed have a great weekend! Thank you for your best wishes!

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