Monday, September 3, 2012

silk scarves

I have been dying silk scarves with Procion MX Dyes. There are several online classes. Marjie McWilliams teaches one [Silk Dyeing] at QuiltUniversity.com It is well done and very reasonably priced.
Here are some close ups:
Colorhue silk dyes are an easy way to dyes scarves. They set instantly. Less mess. Marlene Glickman sells these [http://silkdyes.com/supplies.html] as do several other vendors such as Dharma trading [http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/10503535-AA.shtml?lnav=dyes.html]
Which do I like better? They have advantages and disadvantages. I always have Procion MX dyes on hand. And for dyeing yardages of fabric, I would choose Procion. And I now feel comfortable using them on silk. Colorhue dyes are great. Quick. Less mess. Instant gratifcation. I have a little trouble creating deep saturated colors with the Colorhue dyes. I'll probably continue to use both!

3 comments:

Lisa Chin said...

LOVE the first scarf. Dyed silks are fabulous.

Carol A. Babineau said...

Really nice!

Marit said...

Beautiful work! Must try dyes soon. I like the idea of the second dye you suggest because it is less mess. Perhaps that is a better way for me to start. Thanks for sharing these scarves.