HNW - Setting Silk Dyes
EowynA at aol.com
Thu Jul 8 21:06:59 PDT 1999
I am about to start an embroidered Elizabethan coif in silk, (finishing off
the design details now), and while I do not expect to get it wet, or to wash
it, I consider it possible that rain might fall upon it. Thus, I would like
the effect better if it did not cause the dye to run. Silk thread is
notorious for having the dye run.
I understand that there is a mixture of water and vinegar that I can soak the
threads in first that may set the dyes. Does anyone know what the optimal
proportions might be?
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