jmlawton jmlawton
I am new at this. I would like to make a silk scarf using the microwave technique. I will be using the Dynaflow paints. Is it okay to use this technique with these paints? Also, since I will be using the same microwave as I use for food is that okay? Thanks for your help.

Joan
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Because you are using [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/dyenaflow/"]Dye-Na-Flow[/url] to create your art on the silk scarves we would not recommend using the microwave. Some folks use the microwave to set different types of dyes such as [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/dyes/aciddye/"]Acid dye[/url] and fiber reactive dyes, ([url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/dyes/procionmx/"]Procion MX[/url], [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/dyes/silkcolors/"]Green[/url] & [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/dyes/redlabelsc/"]Red[/url] Label Silk Dyes, [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/dyes/cvsd/"]Concentrated Vinyl Sulphon[/url]). These can be set using this method (carefully!) but you would always be working with pieces that are still wet.
As it is a paint, the best way to set the [url="http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/dyenaflow/"]Dye-Na-Flow[/url] on fabric is to simply iron it with a dry iron once the paint is completely dry.
And to your question regarding your food microwave - we always recommend using equipment dedicated specifically to dye or paint use.
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jmlawton jmlawton
Thank you for your response. It is very helpful. I'll do as you suggest.
Joan
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