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How to Ombre Dip Dye Silk Fabric At Home

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Hey you guys, welcome back to my channel!

Today I'm going to show you how to ombre-dye a pair of silk pants

and in Part Two of this video I'm going to show you how I achieve this special pleating effect in the same pair of pants.

So let's get into the first part of This tutorial.

If you're going to be dyeing some fabric today you need to make sure you've got some equipment that you're not going to use for cooking in the future.

You're going to need a stainless-steel saucepan, a pair of metal tongs,

some measuring spoons an old towel.

You'll need the dyes that you're going to be using today.

I'm using Rit but you can use whatever brand you like and no, this video is not sponsored.

You'll need a bowl of clean water and

If you're also dyeing silk today you're going to need some white vinegar.

If you're dyeing cotton however, use salt instead. You'll also need a little bit of dishwashing soap and of course it's always a good idea to cover your clothes with an apron.

I would also advise wearing gloves but i didn't have any so now I have blue fingers...

You can apply these same techniques to ready-made pieces of clothing or you can dye the fabric before you make it into a garment.

Just remember if you're dyeing a garment that's already been made, the thread that's usually used is polyester and it won't dye if you're using...

dyes for cotton and natural fibres. But with the garment I'm doing today I made sure to stitch it up with cotton thread,

which will dye the same colour as the rest of the garment.

So to start you're just going to take your pre-made garment or piece of fabric...

and totally submerge it in that bowl of clean water.

What this does is not only make the colour spread really evenly over the fibres,

it also stops there being that line that you see on watercolour painting,