250ml bottles of H Dupont dyes, These steam fix dyes will colour both silk and wool and can be used neat (or diluted for pastel colours) for all silk painting techniques, for airbrushing and Batik. Combined with a thickener (Epaississant) they can be used for screen printing. They are fully intermixable to create an infinite range of colours, or the extended choice of pre-defined colours from H Dupont can be requested to special order (please contact us for further information). The dye bath instructions will depend on the shade of the colour required and the weight of material, an easy recipe to follow is 1 to 5% white vinegar and 0.5 to 15% of H Dupont dye colour added to the water.
The proven formula of the H Dupont Steam fix dyes gives the most vibrant colour results on silk fabric and is a popular choice for silk painters.
The colours are set by applying the heat from steam and will become permanent, light fast and washable.
These silk colours can be used with H Dupont AlterEgo colours for the double dyeing of mixed fibre fabrics such as those containing viscose or cotton and silk or wool. The technique is especially effective for dyeing devore fabric which has been created from velvet fabric which has a silk backing and viscose pile. Both dyes are used in the same dye pot allowing the protein fibres (silk or wool) and the cellulose plant fibres (cotton, viscose and linen) to be dyed two different colours simultaneously.