re dying chrome tanner leather Can Rit dye be used?

Submitted by pat on 10/31/2002. ( )

Please send me an email asap and let me know if I can redye some chome tanned leather with rit dye. I want to make an authenic indian dress of the mt man era and chrome tanned leather was not used. I have a beautiful piece of leather and want to make it a tan color but not sure how. Thank you for a quick response.

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wont work !

This response submitted by b. bishop on 10/31/2002. ( bishops@newnorthnet )

Tried it and all it did was a rather poor job of surface dying. Won't penetrate. Retan with quebracho and you will get what you want. Buy it from Rittel or Van Dykes.

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