Setting Silk Ribbon
  • Hi there. I just purchased Jacquard Green Label silk dye and love it. I was not as pleased with the Dyeset. Steam setting also seems pretty involved. I am starting to wonder if setting is even necessary for my use for the ribbon. It will not be getting wet, or will ever need to be washed. I will only be dying the ribbon very light pastel colors. Under those circumstances is setting even necessary?

    Thank you for your help!

    Lauren
  • Hi,
    It is recomended to set the colors as the dye is more prone to fading if it is not set. I would do a test and see if you are happy with the stability of the color for your project without setting. FYI: Any moisture will cause the colors to bleed. Otherwise I would recommend acid dye or procion MX dyes.
    Celia