Silk dyed with Marabu-Silk Colour is a delight because of its exceptional colour brilliance, permanent light fastness and incredibly soft feel. Marabu-Silk Colour is extremely wash-resistant when washed by hand and also dry-clean-resistant directly after the dyeing process.
A pack of Marabu-Silk Colour (12.5 gms) is sufficient for 75 gms of silk.
Pour 4 litres of boiling water into a large, rustproof container, the silk should be allowed to float. Stir the pack contents into the water, dissolve and add 40 ml (4 tablespoons) of vinegar essence or 200 ml of white vinegar (5 %) and 4 tablespoons of salt. Stir everything well and dissolve. Moisten the silk with lukewarm water first, squeeze out gently and put in the solution. Dye for 20 minutes moving the silk constantly in the solution. Then rinse the silk in lukewarm water until the water becomes clear. Always wash dyed silk by hand and separately using gentle detergents.
Stretching the dyed silk: You need a firm support (table, acrylic or glass plate etc.); if this is not washable, you will also need a washable film to cover the support first. Smooth the film over the support very evenly and stick with adhesive tape at one end. Then stretch the opposite side of the film tightly and stick. Use the same procedure for the sides until the film is smooth. Stretch the dyed and ironed silk fabric with masking tape: first stick one edge with masking tape. Then stretch the opposite side of the silk tightly and fix with masking tape.
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