Step 1: Let's Get Started!
#AED- Alter Ego Dyes for Viscose Rayon - we used #1, 3, 11
#DUP125- Dupont Dyes for Silk - we used #100, 219, 406, 613, 813
OR get the kit! #AEDK Alter Ego Dyes Kit
#DCS- Devore Silk Satin Scarves- 14x72 - Chrysanthemums, Arabesque, Deco
#SCVS- Devore Silk Cut Velvet Scarves- 9x54 - Diamond, Baroque, Peony
#AEDF- Alter Ego Dye Fixative
#PIP10- Disposable Pipettes
Quart size mason jars
Chopsticks or other stirring utensil
Large pot, large enough to hold your mason jars upright
#PTD- Dharma Professional Textile Detergent
#MS- Milsoft Fabric Softener (optional)
#MSET- Teaspoon measuring spoon
Step 2: Preparing to Dye
Put lukewarm water in a large pot, just a few inches, as the water level will rise when we put the mason jars in. Put this on the stove or your hot plate and turn on the heat.
Fill your clean mason jars about halfway full with lukewarm water. Using clean pipettes, add about 1 ml of the Alter Ego Dye fixative, and 1-2 ml of the vinegar, and 1 tsp of the cooking salt. MIX WELL!
Step 3: Select Your Dyes
NOTE: The colors will be mixed in the water but they will separate again on the fabric.
Step 4: Dyeing the Scarves
Put the jars into the pot on low-medium heat and stir gently now and then in order to homogenize the dyes. Then increase the heat up to boiling for 20 minutes. After that, keep at a simmer for another 20 minutes.
Turn the heat off. Carefully remove the jars and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
Step 5: Rinsing and Washing
Lay the fabric flat on absorbent paper to dry or, better still, iron the fabric on the wrong side, protecting the iron with absorbent paper.
Step 6: Wrap Yourself in Beauty!
Pro-tip: these scarves make pro-level wrapping 'paper', also known as Furoshiki.
Check it out here!