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Jade dye (10g)

Jade dye (10g)

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What WILL it dye?

FibreDYE is suitable for dyeing all protein(animal)fibres such as wool, alpaca, feathers, silk & also nylon (as long as is it really IS nylon!)

What WON'T it dye?

Not suitable for plant (vegetable) fibres such as cotton, hemp, flax, bamboo, and not acrylics and most other man made fibres.

I often get asked how much fibre would be required for a particular spinning project. I have prepared a guide below which may help you.

For spinning...

100g of fibre will spin 100g of yarn the yardage of which depends on how finely you spin. The weight chart below will also depend on the size and tension of the finished garment.


  • 100g - pair of mittens, pair of socks, a hat
  • 300g - cushion cover, shawl, long scarf
  • 600g - baby blanket, cardigan, ladies sweater

Fibre can be easily mixed and blended and slight shade variations particularly in natural wool (very much in it's nature) are acceptable. If you want to avoid shade variations buy enough fibre to finish your project so that it comes from the same batch. If colour matching or texture is important to you, get a free sample first.

For needle felting...

100 grams of fibre will compress down to a grapefruit sized solid 3D shape (approx).Often felting only requires smaller amounts and a convenient way to buy fibre is in mixed bags and selection packs.

Hope this helps!

 

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Instructions for use...

Please read our Dyers Help Page

Disclaimer

We do not guarantee the result nor do we accept responsibility for the outcome of your dyeing. Dyeing is a craft requiring skill and experience and the colours and effects achieved will depend on many factors. Always test first especially where the results are more critical.

Download "Safety in Use Recommendations" (pdf)

FibreDYE is a powdered acid milling dye for protein (animal) fibres

FibreDYE is designed to achieve bright and heavy shades with excellent colour fastness on animal fibres such as wool. There are 16 colours which can be intermixed. Easy application methods include on the hob and in the microwave. Fixes to the wool fibres when you apply heated acidic water - hence the term acid dye.

*Green can be a challenging colour to get right & is affected by water quality & more. Many dyers choose to mix up their own greens with blue & yellow.

  • Packet contains 10g of dry dye powder
  • Will dye approx 500g of fibre (dry weight)
  • Mix in 1 litre of water for a 1% liquid dye stock (see video)
  • Calculate how much of this stock should be added to your dye bath (depending on the dry weight of the fibre) to achieve the desired shade
  • You can dilute the dye stock to vary shade strength
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This video shows how to mix up a 1% dye stock...