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Alter Ego Dyes

Dyes for Viscose/Rayon blends

USE FOR: Tub Dyeing on cellulose/protein blends to get different colors on each fabric

USE ON: Devore (burnout) fabrics and scarves like Rayon silk velvet and Devore rayonn/silk satin

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Viscose colors to be used in combination with Dupont Silk Colors for silk/rayon blends. All 13 colors available at discount prices. Alter Ego Dyes are tailored specifically for dyeing patterned Silk/Rayon blends, like Devore Satin where the backing is silk and the pattern overlay is rayon, or Silk Velvet where the pile is rayon and the backing is silk. Alter Ego dyes provide colors that will dye only the rayon fibers. Use Dupont French Silk Dyes to dye only the silk fibers. You choose one of each type of dye and pour them both into the dye bath together with your fabric or scarf, add vinegar, salt and fixative, simmer them in a pot on the stove for 30 minutes and SHAZAM! You get a beautifully dyed pattern in the two colors you chose.

Please note: Dupont, the manufacturer of the Alter Ego Dyes, has decided to discontinue the Alter Ego Silk Colors. Their reasoning is that the formula of the Alter Ego Silk Colors is that same as the Dupont French Silk Dyes, which have a much larger color selection. Dupont has done extensive testing and states that all 80 Dupont French Silk Dyes will work in place of the Alter Ego Silk Colors. Please see the Dupont French Silk Dyes here. Check the Description tab below for more detailed information.

Remember: Alter Ego Dye Fixative, salt and vinegar are required to use these dyes.

Made in: FRANCE (FR)

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Viscose
1 Jonquille (Primary)
2 Passion
3 Garance
4 Vermillon (Primary)
5 Marron Glace
6 Bleu Molene (Primary)
7 Bleu Infini
8 Troene
9 Aster
10 Tulipe Noire
11 Bleu Primaire
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Viscose colors to be used in combination with Dupont Silk Colors for silk/rayon blends. Alter Ego Dyes are tailored specifically for dyeing patterned Silk/Rayon blends, like Devore Satin where the backing is silk and the pattern overlay is rayon, or Silk Velvet where the pile is rayon and the backing is silk. Alter Ego dyes provide colors that will dye only the rayon fibers. Use Dupont French Silk Dyes to dye only the silk fibers. You choose one of each type of dye and pour them both into the dye bath together with your fabric or scarf, add vinegar, salt and fixative, simmer them in a pot on the stove for 30 minutes and SHAZAM! You get a beautifully dyed pattern in the two colors you chose.

The Alter Ego Dye only fully dyes the rayon fibers and will leave a lighter shade on the silk if you don't also use a Dupont French Silk Dye for the silk fibers. Absolutely fabulous results, and so easy to use even a blind-folded crazy man in a straight jacket could do it! If you like cut silk/rayon velvet or devore satin goods, in any form, you have to try these dyes! The results are fantastic, and they are so easy to use you will love them.

Please note: Dupont, the manufacturer of the Alter Ego Dyes, decided to discontinue the Alter Ego Silk Colors. Their reasoning is that the formula of the Alter Ego Silk Dyes is the same as their Dupont French Silk Dyes, which have a much larger color selection. Dupont has done extensive testing and claims that all 80 Dupont French Silk Colors will work in place of the Alter Ego Silk colors. Please see the Dupont silk colors here.

The manufacturer recommends the following Dupont French Silk Dyes as replacements:

  • Genet #51 use Jeune Primaire #717
  • Physalis #52 use Cuivre #773
  • Zinnia #53 use Muira #409
  • Capucine #54 use Coquelicot #427
  • Ecorce #55 use Loutre #803
  • Ardoise #56 use Vieux Blue #209
  • Turquoise #57 use Cyan #221
  • Santoline #58 use Vert Nil #618
  • Reglisse #60 use Noir #100
  • Chardon #59 is discontinued

NOTE: The salt and vinegar in the kit can be replaced with regular table salt and white vinegar if necessary. However, the Alter Ego Dye Fixative IS required. It cannot be replaced with Soda Ash or Dharma Dye Fixative.

Six steps to dyeing:

  1. Put Lukewarm water in a saucepan.
  2. Add the two colors (silk and viscose), the fixative, the vinegar, and the cooking salt. MIX WELL!
    NOTE: The colors will be mixed in the water but they will separate again on the fabric.
  3. Rinse the fabric in lukewarm water, squeeze it out and while still damp put it in the saucepan (the salt will not dissolve completely).
  4. Put the saucepan on low heat and stir during 5 minutes in order to homogenize the dyes, then increase the heat up to boiling for 20 minutes.
    After that, keep at a simmer for 20 minutes.
    Turn the heat off and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
  5. Rinse under running water and then wash in lukewarm soapy water. Finish rinsing in clear water and squeeze out the fabric.
  6. Lay the fabric flat on an absorbent paper to dry or, better still, iron the fabric on the wrong side protecting it with an absorbent paper.

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Easy Alter Ego Scarves
Quick and easy, and they make fantastic gifts!
Alter Ego Dye Scarf
These dyes are amazing! This tutorial will teach you how to use them and show you their vibrancy on one of our Devoré Cut Satin Scarves.
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Alter Ego Dyes Fixative

This fixative is designed for the use of Alter Ego Dyes. It is required to set the dye on the fabric.

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  Fixative 125ml
Is absolutely necessary when using the alter ego dyes.
$8.44
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Alter Ego Dyes Kit

Everything you need (except the devore scarves) to try out the amazing Alter Ego Dyes.

Alter Ego Dyes Kit contains:
3 50ml Alter Ego dyes: 3 50ml Dupont Dyes:
  • #1(725) - Jonquille
  • #3(435) - Garance
  • #7(241) - Bleu Infini
  • #717 Jaune Primaire
  • #221 Cyan
  • #420 Carmin

Kit also includes:

  • 50ml Vinegar
  • 50 ml Fixative
  • 1 Droppers
  • 2 Portion cups
  • Instructions
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  Alter Ego Dyes Kit
$62.95
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PRODUCT REVIEWS
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MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS
6/13/2009
4
Easy to use. I use a syringe from children's medecine to measure ml's. I found that the recommended dye amounts per weight of silkrayon pretty liberal - that is I cut the amount of dye used per item and colors are still pretty saturated and bright. This lowers the cost per item (it is pretty expensive). Colors can be mixed to provide different shades and custom colors - I used a blotting filter to gauge the shade and color - just if you add color to the pot be sure and thoroughly mix it before adding the material.
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15 of 16 users found this review helpful.
2/5/2009
5
Vibrant beautiful clean colors very professional results extremely easy to use.
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11 of 11 users found this review helpful.
4/2/2008
5
Fun dye to use on silkrayon fabric. You get to watch it dye differently on the 2 types of fibers yet be able to do this all at the same time in the same dyebath.
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13 of 15 users found this review helpful.
4/16/2012
4
It took me a while to get the results I wanted but once I did they were fabulous! I found it easier to mix my own colors using the primary colors and keeping accurate records rather than relying on their mixed colors. Also MIX WELL before adding the fabric. Learned this one the hard way!
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6 of 6 users found this review helpful.
7/15/2008
5
I MADE NINE SCARVES WITH THE KIT AS CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. IT WAS SO EASY AND THE RESULT IS BEAUTIFUL. THE FRINGE IS CRINKLY BUT I THINK I SAW A SOLUTION ELSEWHERE ON THIS SITE. I COULD MAKE MORE WITH THE DYES LEFT FROM THE KIT.
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6 of 6 users found this review helpful.
MOST RECENT REVIEWS
11/14/2015
3
Used way too much on first attempt. Had to remove all the color from the scarves to start all over. This stuff is a little tricky.
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0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
2/18/2015
4
It bled into the silk dye on my Devore Satin scarves I did not get good clear color separation. The work was impressive and still wowed people.
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0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
11/29/2014
5
I love how bright and clear the colors are. And that using fixative in the dye bath is easy and time efficient. The black in Alter Ego is mostly dark gray not as solid black as i would like. The black in French Silk is very solid black.
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11/11/2014
1
The kit results were poor. I tried three different batches using scarves that I purchased from Dharma specifically for this purpose. The color absorption was extremely weak! I don't know if the instructions are not quite correct (they are different from some of the advice from experts on this site) or if the dyes are oldexpired. Very disappointing :(
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7/3/2014
5
Howdy. Simply just planned to ask a quick problem. Now i'm dagefgcbeccadeaf
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0 of 4 users found this review helpful.
5/22/2014
5
I did the mason jar method so each of my students could dye their silk rayon devore scarf in the colors they wanted. For a first time experience for them they were very excited. This method made it easy for anyone to do. I put the rayon colors in one tray and the silk in another with pipettes for each color so it was simple to do. The satin devore designs I got were also awesome.
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1/8/2014
4
This was my very first dyeing project. Generally I liked this product. It was fairly easy to use (although there are some details missing from the instructions that can affect the end result like using non-iodized salt). It is important to understand that the color result will be affected by the color of the **silk** dye you choose. I wanted yellow rayon on a burnout silk background of espresso. I got a kiwi-ish green and milk chocolate brown. The yellow was affected by the brown that was absorbed into the silk on the background.
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1/8/2014
5
This product was easy to use and dyed evenly. Nice color saturation. I got beautiful results.
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