Video - Dyeing Silk with a microwave
How to make a scarf in 15 minutes with a microwave oven?
Some advice before you start:
- Preferably choose a light silk: Pongé 5 or 7 Mousseline or Crêpe Georgette.
- Use H-Dupont Classic steaming paints (2 or 3 colors of paint per scarf).
- Wear gloves to avoid stains on your hands.
- Once finished, you can personalize your creations with heat-fixed colors or water guttas.
- Fold the Silk several times in succession until you get a square or rectangle.
- Then, according to your imagination, tie the silk with rubber bands or strings to create reserves.
- Let your creative spirit speak and not rule out any solution or object ...
- WARNING : do not use metallic objects!
- Wet the silk to facilitate the diffusion of the colors, wring it out and put it on a plate
- With a dropper, inject the steamable colors into the silk according to the color harmonies that inspire you.
- Emphasize the knots and folds.
- Dark colors tend to cover light colors so use them sparingly
- With the silk still wet, place the plate in the microwave with a glass 3/4 full of water.
- Heat at 800W for 3 minutes.
- The colors are fixed
- Unfold your silk and remove the knots to discover your scarf.
- The result is always dazzling.
(You can also start again with the same scarf and darker colors, if it does not suit you)
- Your scarf has excess colors that must be removed before wearing it - For this 2 solutions:
1- Scarf still tied, immerse it in a bath of cold water.
2 - Unfolded scarf, immerse it in a bath of cold water with Lavnet soap.
- In both cases you then must rinse under cold water until clear water is obtained, then wring out and iron the silk while still damp.