Pebeo Setasilk is a very popular alternative for dye. Technically this is a paint, but a paint so thin it acts very much like a dye. In other words, when you touch your paint-loaded brush to the fabric it spreads out - perfect for the serti technique on silk. You can also do salt and alcohol effects. In addition to silk, Setasilk is great on other fabrics like cotton and rayon for water color effects and pseudo tie-dye. So thin it doesn't stiffen the fabric like other paints do. You can use it full strength for Sunpainting - while the paint is wet, put leaves, ferns, lace, etc. over it in the sun, let it dry and enjoy the wonderful negative images it makes! No chemicals needed! Non-toxic! Intermixable with Dye-Na-Flow paints. After you iron it, it's permanent - wash and light fast. Perfect for beginners and also used by many professionals.
The colors are bright, can be thinned with water, and can be used with either water-based resists or solvent-based guttas.
Just iron to fix.
3 to 4 minutes on the reverse side of the fabric with a hot iron. 48 hours after fixing, colorfast for hand washing and dry cleaning.