Tag Archives: Dye Recipes

Andrea Hennessey’s Special Rug made from Hand-dyed Wool Yarn

Andrea Hennessey Rug

Customer Andrea Hennessey has kindly sent us some photographs of a rug she was commissioned to make for a recently renovated chapel in France. Using the bespoke stained glass windows as her inspiration she set about hand-dyeing her wool yarn to match the colours as closely as possible. Andrea uses Fibrecrafts acid dyes for her […]

Ice Dyeing with Procion MX Dyes

Ice dyed cushion cover

Ice dyeing is a technique for creating random patterning on fabrics (or fibres and yarns!). The dyeing method below uses Procion MX dyes on cotton fabric.   Here is how Cara created her one-of-a-kind ice dyed cushion covers for her garden.  Preparing the fabric for ice dyeing You will need to use linen, viscose or […]

How to Steam Set Silk Dyes in the Microwave

Steam fix silk dyes

The silk painters’ favourite, H Dupont Classique dyes, provide bright and clear colour results on silk fabric. Although the iron fix silk paints offer a fair alternative, they do leave the fabric a little stiffer than a dye. This stiffness effects the drape of the fabric while dyes retain the fluidity. Our image shows silk […]

Dyeing Dye-Lishus Cotton Sliver

Dye Lishus

Dye-Lishus Cotton Sliver is an undyed, PFD (prepared for dyeing) cotton fibre that has been treated to accept dye colour directly using any dye stuff. The cellulose structure is changed so that it behaves as if scoured and mordanted in preparation for dyeing before it goes to the mill; there is no chemical added to […]

Fibrecrafts Turquoise Blue Natural Dye & Forest Green Natural Dye

Turquoise Blue Indigo 1

These exciting soluble indigo natural dyes are derived from fermented natural indigo and alkanet. The Turquoise Blue natural dye gives a good blue and at lower concentrations provides a fine teal green. The Forest Green, which also contains fermented pomegranate, produces a deep green. Just 10g will dye 100g of materials to the full colour […]

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. […]

Using Procion MX Dyes on Wool

Undyed Merino Wool

Although Acid dyes are usually recommended for protein fibres, you can also use Procion MX fibre reactive dyes (here is the fibre reactive dye recipe for cellulose fibres). Even old dyes continue to work well on wool. Some of the colours will dye more true to type than others. In particular some blues produce unexpected […]

Procion MX Fibre Reactive Dyes & how to use them

Instructions for Procion MX dyes

Procion MX Dyes, which are also known as Fibre Reactive dyes, can be used to dye vegetable fibres such as cotton, linen, and sisal. The dyes can also be used to dye silk and wool although protein fibres are coloured better with Acid dyes. If using Procion MX dyes to dye protein fibres, it helps […]