A Fiberartsy.com Tutorial

Don’t you just love a pretty, colorful silk scarf? Did you know that it’s actually very easy to dye your own? All you need is the right tools and some basic know-how.

There are many, many different techniques for “marble” dyeing fabric. I like to experiment with different folding and tie-dyeing methods. Also, there are many ways to set the dye so your final scarf won’t bleed. The acid dyes I use have to be heat set. This can be done by steaming your scarves, heating in the oven or with your microwave. I personally stay away from microwaving silk scarves because it’s too unpredictable (and can burn up your microwave). To begin, cover your table with plastic and make sure you wear old clothes!

Step 1: Supplies:

100% Silk Scarf

Acid Dyes

White Vinegar

Plastic Gallon Bags

Disposable plates and cups

Roasting Pan with steamer basket or old pie tins(disposable -don’t use for food after dyeing!)

Latex gloves (optional)


This is so pretty! Can't wait to try this!=P
<p>Thanks! Stay tuned.... more dyeing methods coming up!</p><p>FYI, I apologize for the late response. For some reason I don't get notified by Instructables when there is a comment. :)</p>
<p>Wow! I'll definetely try this! the scarves look awesome!</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>

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