V227: American Duchess Silks Stockings Are Dyeable, Yay!

Great news!  For those of you who were asking, I did a little test yesterday, on a sample pair of our new silk stockings, to see if they would take dye.

And they do!

These obnoxious stockings were dyed with iDye, a readily available dye I bought at JoAnns.  All you need to do is…

  • Fill a large pot with water
  • Bring to a simmer
  • Dissolve the iDye packet in the hot water
  • Add 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • Toss in your white stockings
  • Let soak for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the stockings and rinse under cold water
  • Give them a bit of a wash with Woolite, or similar, until the water runs clear
  • Hang to dry

Because our stockings are 98% silk, they’ll take any natural fiber dye.  Yay!  I don’t recommend trying to dye the red or blue stockings, just the white ones.  The clock will remain black, of course.  Think of the possibilities! Pink…green…ombre!?  Have fun!

Buy stockings here – www.american-duchess.com. Get a discount when you buy two or more pairs, or one or more pair with 18th c. shoes.


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