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1  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Discussion and Questions / Overdying Vintage Silk Velvet on: November 04, 2018 09:12:06 AM
Hi everyone! I bought a red silk dress from a shop on Etsy. The dress was likely made in the 1930s and has some darker discoloration on the hip and length of the skirt. I did a burn test on the fabric and confirmed it to be natural fibers, I'm thinking a blend of silk and rayon, but this is all new to me. I researched and found that Procion MX dyes might work as I can't heat the fabric at all for fear of shrinkage. I bought the Jacquard tie dye kit with the red, yellow, and blue eyes. I'm told that these are Procion MX type dyes. I'm aiming for a dark burgundy colour. I'm going to try mixing colours to get what I need. Any advice? I'm terrified to put the dress in water!
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