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Madder Natural Dye for Natural Dyeing techniquesA vast resource for dyers, this section contains the dyes, mordants and chemicals for all fibres and dyeing techniques, including Batik, Natural Dyeing and Discharge Dyeing.

You will find fibre reactive Procion MX dyes for cellulose fibres such as cotton, viscose and linen, plus Disperse Dyes for synthetic fibres such as polyester and nylon. There are the popular and traditional dyes for natural dyeing and the most well known dye of all time - indigo.  The Acid Dyes which work best on protein fibres such as silk and wool, include the liquid Dupont Steam Fix dyes which are used by silk painters and batik artists.  There are also the Acid Discharge dyes, which can be removed from fabric with discharge paste, and the Acid Illuminating dyes which can be combined with the discharge paste to replace the colour removed.

Simple recipes for the natural dyes and synthetic dyes, instructions and further information about all our dyes can be found in the Fact File: Information about Dyes and Dyeing Techniques.

Dye Kits & Packs

A selection of starter dye kits containing different types of dyes and instructions, including the Batik Explorer pack, the Natural Dye Kit, ...

Indigo Dyes

Indigo is probably the most widely used dyestuff of all time. Here we offer both natural indigo and synthetic indigo. Soda ash and spectralite ...

Procion MX Dyes

Fibre reactive Procion MX dyes have been formulated for use on cellulose fibres such as cotton, linen and viscose. They can be used for dyeing ...

Acid Dyes

Acid dyes including H Dupont Classique dyes, Fibrecrafts Acid dyes and Jacquard Acid dyes. These dyes are best used for painting or dyeing silk ...

Discharge Dyeing

Dischargeable Acid Dyes and Illuminating Acid Dyes increase the range of patterning and effects available to the artist. The dyes work like ...

Direct Dyes

Deka L, hot water direct dyes for all natural fabrics, fibres and cellulose including straw and linen. Use for all resist dyeing techniques including ...

Disperse Dyes

Disperse dyes can be used with various techniques and will readily colour synthetics such as polyester, nylon, cellulose acetate, vilene, ...

Devore & AlterEgo Dyes

Fiber Etch and Dupont Devorant can be used directly on velvet or satin fabric or through a silk screen to create delicious devore fabric. The H ...

Sunlight Dyes

Solar Fast dyes are used to create photograms, continuous tone photographs, shadow prints, and ombrès on fabric and paper using sunlight ...

Assistants & Mediums

Resists including wax and soy flakes, thickening mediums for making pastes from chemicals and paints from dyes, plus the ready-made Jacquard ...

Dyeing Equipment

Tools to make light work of the dyeing process. The flat bottomed bucket can be used on the stove top and the long handled tongs and spoon make it ...

Books

A selection of books about Dyeing techniques and the patterning and colouring of fabrics and fibre.

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