We were excited to receive a package of blank playsilk from Dharma Trading last week. Ready and calling out for colour… a rainbow of colour! Or so I like to imagine 😉
I used a medium saucepan just over half full with water. Then I added 1/3 of a teaspoon of Wilton’s Icing Colour and a good lug of vinegar. Stir well and heat until simmering.
|(some have a solid colour and some are dappled)|
While the dye was heating up I opened up a silk and soaked it through with water before adding it to the pot. Then I let the silk soak up the dye for a good 20 minutes or so, stirring every so often.
|(excuse the mess in the background, it was cleaning day!)|
Turn off the heat and let the silk sit in the dye until cool. Then rinse until the water runs clear.
Wash the silk on a gentle cycle before drying (I used a clothes dryer because I was impatient to see the results). And ta da…
|(the orange is a little dappled because I used red and yellow to dye it)|