Printing on Silk With Silk Ties - Super Fun & Easy Craft Project!

by Fiberartsy
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Did you know that you can print on silk with silk ties? That’s right, it’s possible to transfer the dyed design on a silk tie to another piece of silk. This is an inexpensive way to make a very beautiful, expensive looking scarf, decorative pillow or wallhanging. Printed scarves also make great gifts so cook up a bunch of them and give them to your friends for Christmas or Birthdays.
Full step-by-step instructions at (link below)
Supplies needed:

- 100% Silk Ties

- 100% Silk Scarf or Fabric

– Fabric such as an old sheet slightly larger than your silk fabric

– String

– Old Pot (not used for cooking)*
Make sure your fabric is 100% Silk
Check the tags on your silk ties. It should say 100% Silk or this technique won't work.
Lay out your ties
Roll the whole thing up.
Set the print.
Here's the habotai silk scarf, printed. Habotai silk is a shiny silk with a denser weave which will show your prints better than the silk chiffon.
This piece was white silk chiffon.
Some of the colors didn't show up at all, however, I really like the pops of red from one of the funkier ties.
Suggested materials:
  • 100% Silk Ties   (Thrift shop)
  • 100% Silk Scarf or Fabric
  • Scrap fabric s.a. an old sheet
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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