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Dyeing Silk Zibeline?

I am in the planning stages of sewing a special occasion dress of silk zibeline. I would really like dark green, which doesn’t seem to be available anywhere. Would it work to purchase the fabric in white, then dye it (I assume you would recommend the reactive dyes mentioned)? Test, test, test, obviously, before attempting to dye the whole yardage. Thanks!

 

Hillary

 

2 Responses to “Dyeing Silk Zibeline?”

  1. Name Jennifer Thompson Miller commented on Fabrics.net:

    Hi Hillary,
    Yes, you can dye your fabric. You will need table salt & soda ash. Read all the instructions available at http://www.dharmatrading.com, as well as http://www.prochemical.com. Read more…

  2. Hi Hillary,
    Yes, you can dye your fabric. You will need table salt & soda ash. Read all the instructions available at http://www.dharmatrading.com, as well as http://www.prochemical.com. I have dyed a lot of silk organza – it does shrink in the process, sometimes as much as 8-10%. Test, test, test!!
    have fun, you may get hooked.
    Jennifer