Linen Drapes

I have older linen or cotton lined drapes that are a light green and was wondering if I could dye them to look a lagoon color or like a soft blend of turquoise, and if so how and what dye would I buy.
Thank you

Dear Sharon
these can possibly be dyed, but you must do it without any attachment to the outcome. Any synthetic in the fabric or lining will decrease the amount that the dye will take, plus it is likely that the thread with which the pieces are sewn will not take the dye. Get a catalog from www.dharmatrading.com and carefully peruse the instructions for the Procion reactive dyes. I would recommend looking at the colors of Cayman island green, turquoise, etc. Keep in mind that you will be combining the dye color with the existing color.
This is going to be a big project and will come out best if you can get the drapes into the washing machine in one load.
If you don’t want to deal with it yourself, you could consult with Sherry at www.fabricdyeing.com.
good luck,

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