How-to: Dye Silk with Kool-aid to Make Washable Play Silks and Wearable Fabric

let the silk soak in the dye bath for ten minutesPut only as many silk scarves into the dye bath as will be able to agitate loosely without clumping together, doubling the recipe for the dye bath if needed for a giant scarf. If the silk remains folded or crumpled or clumped together for the entire soaking time, it will dye with a mottled look.

When the silk is immersed, set your timer for ten minutes. Stir the pot often to agitate the fabric and ensure that it remains loose in the dye bath.

Next >> Heat-set and Rinse

Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

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