Tag Archives: Acid Dyes

Hand Spun, Knitted Hat

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Karen Malledent sent us this great photo. ‘Thought you might like a photo of my daughter wearing one of my creations using your merino and blue faced Leicester (the one I dyed yellow using your acid dyes). I call this the ‘Pineapple Hat’!’ Karen has hand spun dye wool tops, and hand dyed and spun […]

Steam Fixing Acid Dyes

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Silk dyes will produce more vibrant colour results than iron fix silk paints. The dyes penetrate the fibres and are locked within the fabric through the steaming process, ensuring greater wash and light fastness. The results of this process far outweigh any inconvenience as the silk remains supple while silk paints tend to leave a […]

Discharge Paste Recipe

Dye Discharge Paste Recipe

Formosul or Formasol is the active component of Discharge Paste. Discharge Paste is used for removing areas of colour from dyed natural fabrics such as cotton, silk and viscose. Please note that some Procion MX fibre reactive dyes do not discharge and some give a simple colour change. It is therefore wise to test fabrics […]

Colourful Silk Scarf by Susan Litton

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This colourful, tactile scarf has been crafted by Susan Litton. She first spun a small amount of each of the Fibrecrafts silk fibres and then microwave dyed the yarn samples with Acid dye. She knitted the yarn into a long, narrow scarf. Then attached tassels across both ends and at intervals along each side for […]

Paintings on Silk by Jenny Lacey

Jenny Lacey's silk paintings

These images were sent to us by Jenny Lacey. Her paintings are painted on Pongee silk fabric using Dupont steam fix dyes. In the top image, you can see how the purple dye colour has been faded out on the petals of the iris by the application of water to wet dye. The gutta outliner […]

Dye Recipes using Acid Dyes

Hand-dyed silk fibres

The dye recipes included in this post are for dyeing protein fibres such as silk and wool using Acid dyes (a synthetic dye which is set with vinegar or citric acid). We hope you will find the  acid dye instructions helpful. The following dye recipes are for dyeing wool, silk, fur, feathers, soya bean fibre, angora, […]

Bluefaced Leicester Roving Knitted

Bluefaced Leicester Roving Dyed and Knitted

We thought you may like to see what Jo did with the super soft Bluefaced Leicester Roving yarn she hand dyed using H Dupont dyes. Jo decided to knit the yarn to make a snood. She knitted the wool into a large square and then sewed up two of the opposite sides. The opening of […]

Hand-dyed Bluefaced Leicester Roving Yarn

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The new range of British Wool yarns are proving very popular with our customers – and our staff. Sales Manager at George Weil, Jo, couldn’t resist taking home two hanks of the Bluefaced Leicester Roving Yarn to dye and then knit up. Jo, like many of us, “can’t do with all that faffing about” and decided […]

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