COLORHUE Silk Dyes are instant-set, to be used on silk, wool and other protein fibers. Cool results on mixed fiber blends too, like silk/rayon devore´(etched) satins and velvets, where most of the color goes on the silk, and it is more pastel on the rayon. We also got it to work somewhat on some cellulose fibers like cotton, rayon, linen and hemp, giving pastel color, but we recommend testing because the results really varied on these fibers.
Gloves, Pipettes, plastic or glass containers, zip-lock bags
Start by putting a little water in container, then add dye, using pipettes. Pipettes will help you both measure and prevent spillage. Add more water once you have the desired color. This dye is concentrated. Standard ratio is 3 parts water to 1 part dye. I take a scrap of fabric, wet it and dip it in the dye container, to check the color. Of course, more water will make the colors lighter, and more dye will make it darker. Note that blue looks purple in the bottle, but once it is brought out of the water, air makes it turn blue.
You can easily mix the dyes together to create numerous shades.
Try mixing a little Yellow into the Rose to get more of a Red
Bubble Pack or Dry cleaning Bags:
This is a fantastic technique that picks up the pattern of the plastic.
Because this dye is so instant, you can brush on several colors, and there is very little merging of colors.
1. Lay out plastic over your table.
Note: For deeper colors add more dye and just enough water to cover the fabric. The longer you leave the fabric in the darker it will be. If the water is very light the dye has been absorbed. Take fabric out, add dye, stir, place fabric back in and stir. If leaving in for over an hour stir every 15 minutes to keep color even.
1. Scrunch your silk, and tie with rubber bands or clothespins.
1. Cover your area with white plastic. Dilute the dye with water, and pour into a spray bottle.
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