Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Play Silks

I bought this silk from Dharma Trading way before Christmas and never got around to dying it. My son and I finally did it together and it was super easy. After reading about 10 different methods, this is how we dyed the fabric:

  • Mix 2 packets of Kool-Aid with 1 cup of white vinegar. ( I think next time I would do 4 packets for the yellow.)
    Add 2 cups very hot (almost boiling) water and stir in 1 yard of silk. It's amazing how you can literally see the silk drinking up the color.
  • Once most of the color has been soaked up from the mixture, rinse under cold water, one by one, ringing until it runs clear.
  • Hang to dry.
  • Play.

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