How-to: Vat Dye Multi-Colored Play Silks and Silk Scarves

dye the bagged silk in the dye bathDye as usual, dropping the entire package right into the dye bath.

If I’m going to get out the dye pot, I’m usually going to make a big production of it, and so I’ve usually got several different scarves with different color schemes going at the same time, putting them in and out of the dye bath as the color applies to them, as well as single scarves that I’m dyeing all one color, and a few felted wool balls, to boot.

It’s one of those good rainy day activities, since the dye pot is probably going to be in action ALL day.

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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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