How To Dye Your Own Silk Scarf
MRRL offers a variety of crafting programs throughout the year. One of our very popular programs was the recent Silk Scarf Dyeing. If you would like to dye a silk scarf at home, here are the instructions we used at the program!
For dyeing a silk scarf, you will want to use acid-based dyes. Acid dyes work with protein or animal fibers such as silk or wool.
Soak silk scarf for 1+ hours in a solution of 1 part water to 1 part vinegar. Solution should be medium warm (not hot).
Mix your acid dye according to the instructions - varies depending on particular color (average of 3-6 Tablespoon dye powder to 1 cup water).
Apply dye to scarf (can use foam brush).
Wrap scarf up in a plastic bag - don't seal, you want a little vent for the steam to escape.
Heat set by putting scarf in microwave oven on high for 2 minutes.
Let cool before unwrapping/opening the bag
Rinse in cool water.
Hang to dry.