I recently received two natural home & toy catalogs in the mail (Palumba & Nova Natural), and the boys and I fell in love with their gorgeous play silks…but I really didn’t want to spend an arm & a leg to get them an entire rainbow assortment. So, with a little research I ended up at Dharma Trading Co. where I purchased some blank white silks to dye.
I wish I had taken step-by-step photos of the process, but I had to work quickly to get it finished while the baby was napping. It took me about two and a half hours to dye a dozen silks in ten different colors. I only dyed one silk at a time to make sure that it had my full attention to minimize uneven dyeing. (If you look closely you can see that I tried to do a tie-dye pink and purple effect on the purple silk, but the pink dye I had was old, and it didn’t dissolve, hence the tiny reddish spots).
They float like a dream through the air!