dye silks

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Postby Guest » 09/25/07 07:40 PM

Isn't there a way to ty dye silks using some sort of special dye?

Postby Guest » 09/26/07 04:03 AM

you should be able to get cold water dies from any craft suppliers.
you can also getfabric paints, specificaly designed for use on silk.

take a look here..

Its a uk based site, though it will give you brand names to search for.

http://www.rainbowsilks.co.uk/MainCateg ... ainCatId=1

BUT since you are based in Thailand, where some of the best silk comes from, i would of thought that you could trace some a little closer to home.Mabe these people can point you in the right direction..


Postby Guest » 12/13/07 10:01 AM

Dying solid colors is no problem. One of the faults of real silk is that it takes color easily!

One of my favorite tools is the Sharpie Pen. Make custom silks to match your real show.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander

Postby Guest » 12/13/07 10:29 AM

Track down Bill Brewe in Cincinnati, he can tell you more tnan you may ever need to know about dyeing silk.

Postby Jonathan Neal » 03/18/08 09:38 PM

You can use RIt or Tintex dyes found in supermarket and fabric stores...for the most part they do a good job. The only problem is that in some colors they do not have the intensity of aniline dyes. Particularly the reds. Blue, green and yellow are all available in intense shades.
Hobby craft stores specialize in cottage industry type fabric dyes: aniline colors called Dylon(?) and they work quite well.
Rather than use a Sharpie marker, try using silk fabric paint which has the consistency of white glue or paste and dries quickly, never "bleeds' and they make some specifically for silk which will NOT cause the fabric to become stiff. It's only a few $$ to try it out!
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