VIDEO - Dyeing Devoured Velvet and Satin

The double-bath dyeing technique is based on the affinity of the dyes with their corresponding fibers:

  • Steamable silk dyes will only colour the silk
  • Alter-Ego dyes will only colour viscose (velvet and satin on devoured fabrics)

Easy level : estimated time 35 minutes

For 1 satin or devoured velvet scarf, you will need:

  • An electric or gas hot plate
  • A large 5 liter saucepan
  • 3 liters of warm water
  • A dropper and a graduated measuring cup
  • One or more steamable dyes for silk (mixing possible)
  • One or more Alter-Ego viscose dyes (mixing possible)
  • An Alter-Ego dye fixer
  • Coarse salt and white alcohol vinegar

Step 1

Pour the 3 liters of lukewarm water into the pan then add:

White vinegar (3 to 15 drops)

Coarse salt (5 to 30 ml)

The Alter-Ego Viscose color (5 to 25ml)


The steamable color Silk (5 to 20ml)


The Alter Ego fixer (fixing agent) (6 to 36 drops)

Adjust the quantities according to the intensity of the colors desired and the proportion of silk and viscose.
Use the table of dosages at the bottom of this page.
Mix well, the colors will blend together but separate on the fabric.

Step 2

Rinse the fabric with lukewarm water, wring it out and immerse it still wet in the bath without waiting for the complete dissolution of the salt


Step 3

Put the pan on low heat and stir for 5 minutes, in order to homogenize the dye

Increase the heat and leave to heat for about 20 minutes until it boils

Switch off and let it rest for 10 minutes

Step 4

Rinse with water, then wash with warm water and soap.
Finish by rinsing with clear water and wring out.

Step 5

Dry the fabric with a terry towel and iron it on the back side to finish.


Bravo !!! You have just made a magnificent scarf ...

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