Since I had so much luck with Rit the other day on the stabilization flap, I headed out to JoAnn's and got some more. The idea is that I will be able to use this dye in various combinations to get the ombre I'm looking for. I may also re-visit the idea of dying the entire piece of fabric to be a better approximation of the red I'm after.
I also stumbled onto this stuff which I am going to experiment with on the flap. Might be a good way to get it the color I want quickly.