If you want to add color to silk easy and fast, Colorhue dyes are the way to go. Today I’m showing resists with Colorhue dyes.
I’m using two different resists in this post. The first one is Jacquard Water-Based Resist. If you had trouble in the past with their resists, this is the new formula and it works great!
Here I’ve applied the resist to the silk hanky and let it dry.
Since the dyes are instant set, all I needed to do is let them set for a minute or two, blot them dry, and then rinse out the resist.
And the finished piece. Easy and fast!
Again, I sprayed with water and then sprayed with two colors: turquoise and red. Since my base was yellow, the colors blended with the yellow. Once the resist was rinsed off, the yellow design popped!
I really love using the Jacquard resist. It is easy to remove and dye won’t get under the resist area. The glue resist is hard to dissolve, and it doesn’t keep all of the dye from getting under it as you can see in the photo. Also, on the silk, the glue will not resist the dye if the lines are thin. The dye will just seep under the glue.
Colorhue Dyes are so easy to use (on silk only) and doesn’t change the hand (feel) of the fabric. If you are interested in learning more about Colorhue Dyes, check out my online class, Easy Silk Dyeing. Here is a link to the class. Come join the fun and see what beautiful silk you can create. Here are a couple of my silk pieces.
Meanwhile, we’ve been eating a lot of salads. Dave grows the lettuces in these salad boxes in the greenhouse. I can’t wait until all of the yummy produce comes in from the garden.
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