December Giveaway

Since we’ve been talking a lot about color this year, I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway of two silk scarves and three Jacquard Green Label dyes.

I’ve used these dyes on both silk and wool.  They are premixed liquids so there is no messy preparation.  They are great for playing with different effects like watercolor, salt and alcohol effects, tie dyeing, silk painting and more. Included in the giveaway is the permanent dyeset fixative so it’s not necessary to to steam either.  Although steaming usually gives richer colors.  There are three primary colors (yellow, scarlet and cyan) in  2 oz. (60 ml)  bottles (they last much longer than you’d expect) and you can mix to your heart’s content.  The fixative is 8 oz. (250 ml).  You can learn more about these products at

Just remember that any utensils or containers you use can not be used for food afterwards.  I usually use saran wrap with this method.  You can learn more about these techniques here:




One scarf is Habotai 8 mm hand rolled 11″ x 60″;  the other is chiffon 8 mm the same length. The habotai is shiny and the chiffon is matte.


Here are a couple of scarves I have used the dyes on.  This is the habotai I used a watercolor and salt effects on.  The salt effect is not very obvious, this was my first attempt.


The other is what I call my 4th of July scarf.  I used the watercolor effect, then nuno felted it after it was rinsed and dry.  This was plain chiffon and not hemmed.  If you look closely, you can see where the red and blue mixed to make purple.  It was a lot less subtle than I expected.


In order to enter the drawing, please leave a comment below.  The winner will be announced next week on December 11 after a random computer generated pick.

Good luck!


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54 Responses to December Giveaway

  1. Mary Holder says:

    This sounds great fun. I’m interested in looking at dyes and dyeing silks and felts. As I only have a small space premixed dyes sounds the best for me. Like colours I think I could go wild with the colours.

  2. Jenny Simmons says:

    I have never dyed silk so this would give me a New Year project.

  3. Susan says:

    I would love to win this as I took a Nuno Felted Scarf course with Anne and it was so much fun. I could dye my own silk and hope to create something as lovely as Anne’s dyed silk.

  4. Your site is such an inspiration for us just beginning our venture into felting, thank you so much.

  5. Julia Stephens says:

    Love your site – so many different ideas!

  6. Sylvia Lee says:

    I love your book and I love your advise. I get inspiration from your work.
    Thank you

  7. Angie Norton says:

    The results you got for your scarves is fabulous. Very rich and beautiful colors! I’d love to get a chance to play with these dyes. 🙂

  8. Leah Barrett says:

    I would love to win this! This is my entry 🙂

  9. Carol Fraser says:

    Both scarves are lovely. Dyes are great fun to play with and see what combinations you can come up with. I love the random effects that can be achieved.

  10. hola buenos días, vivo en bogotá – Colombia, me encantaría participar en este sorteo y por que no? ganármelo, pero creo que estoy un poco lejos. Pero no importa me encanta todo lo que publican y son de gran ayuda para mi que soy emprendedora y hasta ahora estoy incursionando en esta técnica tan hermosa… gracias por compartir. Feliz navidad y prosperidad en el año nuevo.

  11. alison nicholson says:

    Very pretty effects.

  12. Liz DeVree says:

    Thanks so much for doing this- I’m just starting to learn about dyes and nuno felting so this would be so handy!

  13. pamladds says:

    wow, that would the best holiday gift ever! Fun, great colors and an opportunity to learn something new that I really want to learn.

  14. luvswool says:

    Marilyn, I’m a sucker for any kind of new dyeing that I haven’t tried yet, and I’ve never used the “Jacquard” dyes. I would love to win!

  15. Peggy Benzin says:

    Hi Marilyn – the scarves are gorgeous – just like everything you make!

  16. beautiful colors Thanks for the give away

  17. Elizabeth says:

    I’m in, Marilyn! Thanks

  18. I love the purple scarf, it’s beautiful

  19. susie says:

    Sounds like a fun project for my daughter and I to try this winter! Thank you!

  20. Morrigan says:

    The scarves are beautiful and the colours look great! Would really enjoy experimenting with dyeing silk! Put my name in the hat 🙂

  21. Suzanne says:

    I am a new Nuno felter and would love to try dying my own silk. What a generous and exciting giveaway.

  22. Vicky Petrie says:

    Beautiful colours

  23. colormusing says:

    I’ve hand-painted a lot of yarn, but not a lot of fabric so far; I’ve been thinking about projects I could start with, and scarves sound perfect!

  24. Teri Berry says:

    Lovely scarves Marilyn, you must be really pleased with the ruffled edge on the Nuno/chiffon one, very nice indeed!

  25. Leonor says:

    Count me in please, Marilyn! This seems like a fun project and, judging by your lovely results, I feel encouraged to try 🙂

  26. Penguin says:

    I love these dyes – really easy to use. I’ve never tried the fixative so would love to win this and try that! Love your scarves too – when I use salt in dying I always find it hard to leave it alone to dry. I’m too impatient!

  27. Gail O'Brien says:

    Please include me. I love the scarves.

  28. Maureen says:

    If you don’t steam will there be more fugitive dye?

    • Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

      Using the dye fixative, there will only be a residual amount, if any, depending on how much you use and the method.

  29. Linda Steele says:

    I’d love to try the dyes, they sound easy to use.

  30. 1marylou says:

    Great that you posted the result of a non-hemmed chiffon scarf. Wonderful results. Yes, please include me in your December giveaway. Thanks

  31. says:

    Both scarves are lovely, Marilyn. And the dyes are very inviting. Please include me in your giveaway.

  32. Andrea says:

    These are lovely. I’ve just done my first nuno felt scarf and am dye-ing to start dyeing!

  33. Rhonda says:

    These sound and look amazing! You don’t have to enter me into the contest since I did just win the felted notebook cover, but I wanted to tell you how beautiful your results are!

  34. windbent says:

    Wow. Thank you for the opportunity. That looks like a lot of fun.

  35. Joanne says:

    I think that the “4th of July scarf” would look really nice on me!

  36. Frances says:

    Looks like a great gift – would love to win!

  37. Willi says:

    Would love to win one of these beautiful scarves!

  38. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Thank you for all your nice compliments on the dyed scarves. Unfortunately, they are not part of the giveaway, just examples of the dyeing process with the green dyes. 🙂

  39. Jan HP says:

    Thanks so much for this giveaway! I’ve never dyed silk but I would love to try so I can nuno felt them. Thanks again. Jan

  40. Annette Gray says:

    I love felting and find the felting and fibre studio a wonderful resource for ideas. I have yet to master dyeing fibres successfully and would love to receive your giveaway. You never know this might be yet another way your website can help me improve.

  41. carlaharnack says:

    The dyes look to be great fun! Love your examples as well.

  42. Krisztina says:

    I would love to win and to try. In Hungary I have not seen this. Thanks Giveaway! 🙂

  43. Garrie Joyce says:

    Dear Giveaway;
    You sure know how to entice a gal with your promises… Chuckle. Love to hear from you soon.

  44. Carlene Paquette says:

    Looks like fun! What a great way to share your enthusiasm!

  45. Mama Muse Me says:

    This is a neat giveaway. I have never dyed silk before. This would be so much fun!

  46. Sandra says:

    What a fantastic giveaway. Dyeing is one of the few crafts I haven’t tried. I would love to play. Thank you x

  47. Barrie says:

    What a fun way to start the new year with a new dye.

  48. Andrea Coysh says:

    A lovely way to try out a new dye and see how it works especially with silk which I haven’t tried to dye yet.

  49. wallyessai says:

    What a wonderful offer! I’ve been dabbling with dyeing, and these dyes would be great to try. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise with us so generously.

  50. Lynda Beaudoin says:

    These dyes would be great to try. Thank you.

  51. Judy Morrissey says:

    I have dyed silk one time before. It is a fun process and produces beautiful scrapes and fabric. What a treat it would be to win.

  52. Charlotte Rutland says:

    Thanks you for your generosity. I have been wanting to try this and just haven’t taken the time or spent the $$ to begin.

  53. voncadence says:

    That habotai is gorgeous! The dye is so floaty and whimsical looking 🙂

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