An introduction to dyeing wool and silk using Fibrecrafts Acid dyes. Acid dyes provide a simple system for use with wool, other animal fibres (including fur, feathers, cashmere and angora), silk and nylon. Made into a solution, the acid dyes can be used for silk painting. The dye is heated with water on a stove top, or it can be used in a microwave.
The Fibrecrafts Acid Dye Kit contains sufficient yellow, red, blue and toner (black) to dye up to 3kg fibres, yarns or fabrics, plus instructions to teach you how to explore these dyes and make brightly colour hand-dyed fabrics. You can even mix the dyes to create your own colours! The dye kit also includes 200g Sodium Sulphate Anhydrous, 4 x 10ml syringes, a 100ml measuring beaker and a stirrer. Vinegar is required to help set the dye (acid dye is not acidic, the word acid refers to the vinegar used).
See further information about dye recipes using Acid dyes from our blog.
The Fibrecrafts Dye Kits have been tried and tested for over 30 years and are amongst the most popular products sold by George Weil.