Two Face Dyes

Dyeing system for simultaneous dyeing in two colours of Silk/Viscose or Satin/Viscose composite fabrics in one dye bath.
Particularly suited for Silk Velvet Devore (burnout) scarves or fabric lengths.
Part A is for the Viscose component (the pile).
Part B is for the Silk component (the backing).


Pricing for dyes & fixative

100 ml


200 ml


1 litre


Devore paste

250 ml


1 litre





20-35g dry fabric
1 litre water
(e.g. 55 x 55 cm Devore scarf)

Viscose dye; 20 ml for dark shade
Silk dye; 10 ml for dark shade

Fixative: 12 drops
White vinegar:6 drops
Cooking salt; 1/2 teaspoon.


25-70g dry fabric
2 litres water
(e.g. 35x130cm Devore scarf)

Viscose dye; 40 ml for dark shade
Silk dye; 20 ml for dark shade

Fixative: 24 drops
White vinegar: 12 drops
Cooking salt; 1 teaspoon.

80-100gr dry fabric
3 litres water
(e.g. 50x180cm Devore scarf)

Viscose dye; 60 ml for dark shade
Silk dye; 30 ml for dark shade

Fixative: 36 drops
White vinegar: 15 drops
Cooking salt; 11/2 teaspoon.


For lightest shades use 1/10th of the above recommended dye quantities.


Dyeing procedure

1. Add chosen dyes, Fixative, Salt & Vinegar to cold dye bath.

2. Stir well to combine colours and add damp scarf. Begin heating dye bath Raise temperature to boiling and maintain for 20 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and leave to stand in dye bath for another 10 minutes.

4. Remove scarf from dye bath and rinse in cold water, then wash in lukewarm soapy water. Rinse again in clean water and gently squeeze out excess. Do not reuse the dye bath.

5.Dry fabric by lying flat on absorbent paper (or use a hair dryer). You may iron on the wrong side.


Additional notes

Some colouring of the paler fibre by the darker one is unavoidable, Yellow & Blue and Yellow & Black combinations in particular. Please keep this in mind when choosing colours.

Monochrome dyeing (one colour) is possible by using matching shades of each dye, if dyeing monochrome Black use twice the recommended measurements.

Last updated: 20 Apr 2011