Phillacolor

Steam dye

HOW TO USE PHILLACOLOR NATURAL DYES “DYE”

Dyeing technique by absorption, 90° temperature, suitable for creating shades of Color, low amount of water required. “dye” natural colors are suitable for dyeing 100% natural material from animal and plant fibers as wool, silk, cotton, linen. They are not suitable for dyeing synthetic materials. They are suitable for dyeing fibers, yarns, fabrics, clothes and textile products.
To prepare the material for the dyeing please check the mordanting instruction.

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Mordanting

To prepare the material to be dyed follow the mordanting  instruction. Click on this banner to view the instructions.

Tools

  • Brush
  • Paint roller
  • Dropper
  • Squeeze bottle
  • Plastic wrap
  • Steam pot

How to steam dye

  • Arrange the plastic wrap on your working table and lay your slightly damp fabric/clothe on.
  • Shake well the dye container before use
  • Dilute the dye color in cold water following the dye colors dosing chart
  • Cold dye your fabric/clothe using a brush, a paint roller, a dropper, or a plastic squeeze bottle
  • Arrange another layer of plastic wrap on the fabric/clothe, close the edges and roll it
  • Place the bundle into the pot and steam for 1 hour
  • Let cool the bundle, unroll and remove the plastic wrap that you can reuse for other projects
  • Let dry (do not dry with iron) and rinse in cold water
  • Lay flat to dry and iron (no steam iron)

COLORFASTNESS AND MAINTENANCE

The colorfastness is the material’s colour’s resistance to fading or running, the resistance of the color of the textile to various external factors, like washing, sun exposure, friction, perspiration, humidity.

The degree of fastness of our colors is 3/4 on 5.

For the maintenence we recommend :

  • Hand wash fabrics and garments at 30°c with mild neutral soap on a ratio 1/20 (1kg of garments in 20 liters
  • Do a delicate cycle (excluding felt)
  • Dry flat
  • Iron with no steam

For clothes we suggest to wash on reserve side and iron on right side