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I would like to buy some dyes to dye some playsilks (I want to get the scarves from Dharma). I am clueless on this so will need detailed information or direction to where it is. I have the Dharma catalog but that confuses me even more! Please just tell me what to buy.
 

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I've only dyed cpfs so I could be wrong. I do know you won't need that much dye so buy the 2 oz. Check dharma's instructions for vat dyeing. You'll probably need synthrapol, too. Soda ash is like ph UP that you can get at any store that sells pool supplies - sodium carbonate.

However, you might want to check the diapering resource pages b/c I think you can dye silk with kool-aid. Much cheaper.
 

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thaisilks are cheaper.
for dye you can use silk dye or procion fiber reactive dyes. from dharma or a local art supply store

i actually don't use soda ash with silks, i use white vinegar as a presoak fixitive.

if you read on the dharma web site you'll have some more ideas on what to do


good luck
 
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