Dupont French Silk Dyes are very popular throughout the world and are used by many professional silk artists because of the wide color range and intensity of colors offered, the permanence of the dye, and the superior way they lend themselves to salt and watercolor techniques. These dyes are very concentrated so for best results be sure to read the included pamphlet.
This kit is designed for microwave dyeing method and does not need steam setting to fix and comes with:
4 - 50 ml H. Dupont steam set dyes (colors may vary)
1 - 3 ml pipette
1 - Instruction Pamphlet
This is a great way to yield amazing results without much effort. So easy to use. Perfect gift idea for loved ones!
Made in: FRANCE (FR)
H. Dupont Microwave Dyeing Kit
Important to remember:
The Classique H Dupont dyes are used only on animal fibers, do not apply them on viscose, polyester, etc.
~2 oz. of white vinegar
2 microwave safe bowls
Rubber bands, sinew, or twine
Fill the dish with hot water and add the vinegar (about 1 tablespoon per liter of water). This water/vinegar bath can be reused several times. Soak the silk in the vinegar/water solution and then wing it lightly. Place the wet silk in the microwave safe dish and sprinkle it with the graduated dropper (or a tablespoon) with one or several colors of dye. While wearing gloves, make sure the color(s) penetrate well into the fabric. Place the dish with the colored silk into the microwave along with a small bowl filled about 3/4 full of water. Heat for 2 minutes at 800 watts. Repeat this step twice. Take the silk out of the microwave, the silk should be dry at this point, and without untying the fabric, rinse under water to remove excess dye. Untie the silk and continue rinsing with lukewarm water until water runs clear. Iron the silk while still damp to remove folds and wrinkles. With this technique steaming is not necessary.
*Please note: We strongly suggest you wear gloves during this whole process.
*These cooking times are indicative, they are proportional to the quantity of the dyed silk. It is necessary to check that the dye is holding before rinsing by soaking a test piece in the water to see if the color runs out.
*During the soaking and dyeing process, keep the silk wet. The only time it should be dry is after it has been "cooked" in the microwave