"I've just started experimenting with Seta colours and have found that thinning the paint and not painting too much on works well. The colours are lovely too. I ordered a starter pack from dharma for about $30 (from memory) which is great…"
"I use Seta Color paints for my sun prints and for painting fabrics and items that are not natural fibers. If you dilute the paint 1:1 with water, the paint will NOT change the ahnd of the fabrics and the colors are vibrant. If you dilute…"
"A very quick way of dyeing ribbon is to get a dye based ink pad used for rubber stamping. Clamp the ribbon with the lid on and pull the ribbon through. This creates interesting variegations, and I have found it to be colourfast. I don't know…"
"Thank you .This was very helpful.I'll try to find any alternatives as I don't find this stuff here in Egypt and I am going to have to buy online or so .To till the truth this is very expensive for me
I've never dyed ribbon but did find a source for the Tsukineko inks for fabric at Sew Thankful: http://www.sewthankful.com/TsukinekoInks.html Then I ran across a blog where she discusses using these inks too and thought you might…"
"Dharma Trading Co. has silk ribbon for dying in 4mm and 7mm and wider. www.dharmatrading.com and they also have a tutorial on dying silk ribbon with Seta Colors. Their Seta paints are a reasonable price. I order fabric painting supplies from them."
"Ann Cox is a professional SRE'er, and has her own site. She offers a couple of different dyes in sets, meant for ribbon dyeing. I've only seen them on the webpage - never done any dyeing of my own
"Setasilk is used for shading silk…"
"I used to dye my silk ribbon with procion when I was doing a lot of dyeing. Procion is a fiber-reactive dye - the dye actually reacts with the fibers and becomes part of them. But now I seem to dye ribbon for just one project, so I use…"
"Thank you Sherri - That's exactly the information I needed. Just enough to push me out to pick up a little paint, acrylics, and then I'll play a bit. I can see I may have to try ribbon dying as well, one of these days. Such fun!"
"I've always used the RIT dyes with great success. When I did costume work for theatre, we had the big bottles of the powder in every color and used it like watercolor in terms of mixing colors to get the right color we wanted. If I wanted a…"
"Thanks Cat. I think thinning the paint might be the trick. I'm going to have to be brave and adventurous and try different things. I still quite new to SRE, but loving it immensely! And, of course, want to know and do everything!"
"I paint fabric with Seta color paint. I can embroider on it but it's stiffer and not as easy to work with. If the paint was thick, I think it would shread the ribbon, but it you kept is watered down and washed the fabric after it was heat set,…"