For cotton, linen, silk, viscose and mixed fabrics with up to 20% man-made fibres
Also suitable for children
Hand-washable up to 30 °C
Instructions for use:
For all hand dyeing and blocking techniques, e.g. wax batik, tying and folding technique (plangi), sewing technique (tritik) and devoré dyeing (so-called dual-colour technique). One sachet (25 g) provides intensive colours on 150 g of fabric. Medium to subtle shades can be achieved on fabric volumes up to 300 g.
The original colours can only be achieved on white textiles, coloured textiles will produce a mixed shade with the base colour. See secondary dyeing table.
Dyeing process: 1. For intensive dyeing, pour 3-5 l of boiling water into a large, stainless container (bowl, bucket) to ensure that the fabric can move freely. For medium to delicate shades (max. 300 g of fabric) use 7 l of water. 2. Add contents of the sachet and dissolve. 3. Add 1 Tbsp of table salt for each litre of water and dissolve. 50 ml of household vinegar also have to be added for silk. 4. Moisten fabric with lukewarm water, squeeze lightly. 5. Place the fabric into the dye liquor; for wax batik let the temperature reduce to 40-50°C. 6. Dye for at least 20 minutes, constantly moving the fabric. 7. Rinse the dyed fabric in cold water until the water runs clear after every dye cycle. Silk has to cool down slowly before rinsing. The dye liquor can be stored in a clean, sealed container for several days; it should be reheated to at least 40°C before dyeing, though. The higher the temperature the more intensive the colour.
Devoré dyeing (so-called dual colour technique): The fantastically elegant two-colour devoré effect can now be easily achieved at home using SilkArt and EasyColor. Classic devoré dyeing of silk viscose fabric is done in two steps, i.e. it consists of two consecutive dyeing processes (dual colour technique). Even single-step dyeing can produce very attractive results (see formulations 1, 14, 17).
We have put together 17 of the most beautiful colour combinations and will show you how easy devoré dyeing is with Marabu SilkArt and Marabu EasyColor.
For each dyeing step you will need: Marabu SilkArt (see formulations 1-17) Marabu EasyColor (see formulations 1-17) Devoré scarf 3 l water 6 level Tbsp table salt Marabu Conditioner to improve resistance to sweat 1 stainless pot rubber gloves hob or hotplate 1 wooden spoon, 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon sink or bowl for rinsing the dyed items plastic sheet for covering the work surface small amount of mild detergent for washing out the dye
Basic instructions for Marabu Easy Color
For textiles (cotton and mixed fabrics up to max. 20 % synthetic fibres), wash out the finish and fabric softener. Tie the textiles as desired with the yarn. Bring 5 litres of water to the boil, remove the pan from the heat and dissolve one tablespoon of salt per litre of water. Stir in the contents of the EasyColor sachet and dissolve. Moisten the fabric with lukewarm water, squeeze out the water and place in the dye liquor. Dye for at least 20 minutes, constantly moving the fabric in the dye liquor. After 20 minutes, remove textiles from the dye bath, rinse under running water until the water remains clear. Then remove the yarn.
Experience the batik variety with Marabu Easy Color
1. tying technique "circle":
For this, the fabric is gathered and tied very tightly in several sections with yarn. For example, for a circle with three radii, tie off three times.
2. binding technique "horizontal stripes":
Tie off the bottom third of the shirt with yarn at least once. Dip the shirt completely into the dye liquor.
3. tie-off technique "colour gradient" in combination with a "circle":
Dip the shirt into the dye bath up to just below the sleeves and dye for 20 minutes. Let the lower part hang over the rim of the pot. Then immerse the shirt a little deeper for a few seconds - this creates a pastel stripe. Rinse the shirt under running water, letting the water flow from the white, undyed area into the coloured, dyed area.
The contents of a 25 g package Easy Color provides intensive colours on 150 g of fabric. Medium to subtle shades can be achieved on fabric volumes up to 300 g.Dyeing silk
Dyeing silk with Easy Color requires the addition of 50 ml of household vinegar. Let the silk cool down slowly before rinsing.Multiple use of the dye liquor
Easy Color is ideal for school and leisure use as the dye liquor can be stored in a clean, closed container for several days. The dye liquor has to be heated to at least 40°C before the next dyeing cycle. The higher the temperature the more intensive the colour.Colour nuances
The colour of EasyColor can be graduated by varying the following factors: Amount of dye, amount of fabric, mixing dyes.Wax batik
You can use beeswax for delicate crackle effects (soft, does not crack much). A strong crackle effect can be achieved with mixed wax (contains paraffin, larger cracks). The two wax types can also be mixed, ideally at a 1:1 ration. Generally the EasyColor dye liquor should be left to cool down to 40-50 °C for wax batik.Washing dyed textiles
Always wash textiles dyed with EasyColor separately by hand at max. 30°, using a colour-protecting mild detergent. Frequent washing will decrease the colour intensity. Fixing agents improve washability, but they cannot guarantee absolute washability.
Textiles for dyeing with Marabu Easy Color
Which textiles are suitable for dyeing with Marabu Easy Color?The batik and hand dye is suitable for cotton, linen, silk, viscose and mixed fabrics. Only use fabrics with a synthetic fibre content of up to max. 20%.
Dyeing textiles with Marabu Easy Color
How does dyeing textiles with Marabu Easy Color work? For all hand dyeing and reserve techniques such as wax batik, setting and folding technique (Plangi), sewing technique (Tritik) as well as Dévoré dyeing (so-called "two-dye technique"). Bag content (25 g) sufficient for intensive dyeing of 150 g fabric. For fabric quantities up to 300 g fabric you will achieve medium to delicate dyeings.
The original colour shades can only be achieved on white textiles; on coloured textiles, a mixture with the base colour will result.
1. for intensive dyeing, pour 3-5 l boiling water into a large, stainless vessel (bowl, bucket) so that the fabric can move freely. For medium to delicate dyeing (up to max. 300 g fabric) use 7 l water.
Stir in the contents of the sachet and dissolve. 3.
Add 1 tablespoon table salt per 1 l water and dissolve. For silk, add an additional 50 ml of household vinegar per litre of water. 4.
4. moisten the fabric with lukewarm water, squeeze slightly. 5.
5. put the fabric into the dye liquor; with wax batik let the temperature cool down to 40-50° C. 6.
Dye for at least 20 minutes, constantly moving the fabric. 7.
Rinse the dyed fabric in cold water after each dyeing until the water remains clear. Allow silk to cool slowly before rinsing.
The dye liquor can be stored for several days in a clean closed container, but should be heated to at least 40° C before dyeing. The higher the temperature, the more intense the dyeing.
Wash resistance of textiles with Marabu Easy Color
How can I increase the wash resistance of textiles dyed with Marabu Easy Color? To increase the wash resistance up to 40°, use Marabu Fixing Agent in addition when dyeing.Treating textiles with Marabu Easy Color
How do I treat textiles dyed with Marabu Easy Color?Always wash textiles dyed with EasyColor separately by hand with a mild detergent that is gentle on the colour at a maximum of 30° C. Frequent washing leads to a decrease in colour intensity. Fixative improves the washability, but does not guarantee absolute wash fastness.