Dyed Silk Ties

Materials

  • Jacquard White Silk Tie
  • Jacquard: Dye-Na-Flow, in colors of choice; Lumiere Paint: True Gold; Silk Salt

Tools

  • Spray bottle with water
  • Metal washers or other objects
  • Iron

Basic Supplies

scissors, foam brushes, disposable bowl, newspaper or plastic table cloth (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Adults, help kids when using dyes and iron.

STEP 2

  • Cover work surface with newspaper or plastic table cloth. Position tie on work surface. Use spray bottle to spray tie with water until wet.

STEP 3

  • For Sun Technique (Orange/Circles), dip foam brush into dye and dab on tie. Position metal washers (or other object) on tie (to create white resist area). Position tie in sun. Let set.

STEP 4

  • For Salt Technique (Light Blue/Purple), dip foam brush into dye and dab on tie. Sprinkle salt randomly over tie. Let set. Brush off salt.

STEP 5

  • For Metallic Shapes (Blue/Gold), in plastic bowl, mix dye with True Gold paint. Use foam brush to dab paint on tie. Let set.

STEP 6

  • To finish, position cloth or towel on top of tie. Use iron on silk setting to heat set ties for three minutes.
by McKenna Flory for Jacquard Products
Dyed Silk Ties
Dyed Silk Ties