Definitely dying is the way to go. Be brave and give it a go yourself. I know it's not quite the same, but I've been dying my terry squares and it's fun
Try it on something you don't mind ruining first if you want, but it's quite easy, I think, if you get some dye that you can put in the washing machine. I've been dying in a pot though as I wanted to tie dye and dip dye, but even that's relatively easy once you get the hang of it.
And I've not forgot to PM you, I will soon I promise