H Dupont Alter Ego Dyes

$22.00

The Alter Ego colours, for plant fibres such as cotton, linen, viscose are as bright, intense and luminous as the H Dupont Classiques.

They can be used for simple dyeing or double dyeing (for part-plant, part-animal fabrics) in combination with Classique colors.
250 ml bottle

Alter Ego colour chart

 

Simple dyeing with Alter Ego

How to make a simple dye

For 1 litre of water (10-20 g of fabric), allow 15 ml of Alter Ego colour and 10 ml of coarse salt.

In a pan of warm water, add the colours and coarse salt. Mix well.  Rinse the fabric, wring out and immerse it still wet in the mixture. On a low heat, stir for 5 minutes then increase to boil. Continue stirring throughout the dyeing. Keep the bath boiling for 5 minutes. Then let stand out of the heat for 10 minutes. Rinse and wash with soap and water.  Let dry before fixing.

Double dyeing with Alter Ego

How to make a double dye

For 1 litre of water (25-35 g of fabric), allow 10 ml of Alter Ego dye, 5 ml of H Dupont Classique dye, 6 drops of fixative, 3 drops of vinegar and 5 ml of coarse salt.

Pour warm water into a saucepan.  Add the right blend of Alter Ego Classique Colour for animal/plant fabric, fixer, vinegar and coarse salt. Mix.  Rinse the fabric, wring out and immerse it still wet in the mixture.  Stir on the heat for 5 minutes.  Heat to boiling.  Let it boil for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand for 10 minutes.  Rinse the fabric with water and then wash with warm water and soap.  It is possible that one of the darker colours takes over and influences, even slightly, the lighter colour.  Let it dry before setting in the microwave (2 x 2 minutes) or in the steamer.  Clean your tools with water.

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