Tag Archives: Disperse Dyes

Dyeing Clothes made from Polyester Fabric

dyeing polyester

Here we include tips on how to dye polyester clothing with Fibrecrafts Disperse Dyes and Jacquard iDye Poly Dyes. Things to Consider when Dyeing Polyester Clothes Firstly you need to be absolutely certain about the type of fabric and select a dye which will work on it. Polyester has to be dyed using Disperse dyes […]

Disperse Dyes for Dyeing and Printing

Print on polyester

Disperse dye can be used with various techniques and will readily colour synthetics such as polyester, nylon, cellulose acetate, vilene, viscose, synthetic velvets and PVC. They can also be used to colour plastic buttons and fastenings. Their effect is less potent on polyester, due to the molecular structure, allowing only pastel through to medium shades. […]

Heat Molded Dyed Polyester, Kojiro Tanaka

Student Kojiro Tanaka visited us to find out the best method for colouring his molded polyester works. We suggested he use the heat transfer paints which contain direct dyes and here is a sample of what he has achieved. Thank you Kojiro for sending this in. Disperse Dyes The Fibrecrafts Disperse dyes have been formulated […]

The Pocket Color Wheel – a guide to mixing colour

The Pocket Color Wheel (yes color – it is made in the U.S.A.) is an essential tool for learning all about colour. The wheel consists of three cardboard discs which are joined in the centre. The middle wheel has the 12 main colours positioned equally around the edge while the discs either side have holes […]

Dyeing to have a go… or worried about safety?

If you’ve never used dyes before, you may be concerned about their safety, especially when using them for large projects or in the classroom. The two most popular synthetic dyes include Acid dyes and Procion MX dyes. When correctly used, create a permanent bond with the fabric with excellent wash fastness. Acid dyes have been […]

Prepared for Dyeing?

When buying fabric you may occasionally come across the term Prepared for Dyeing or PFD. This means that no starches, sizing or finishes have been used on the fabric. These treatments, including optical whiteners, will interfere with the absorption and therefore the effectiveness of dye. Although your fabric has been sold as ‘dressing free’ it […]

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