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Silver Easy Dye (20g)

Silver Easy Dye (20g)

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Simple all-in-one pastel dyes for wool, alpaca, silk, feathers, mohair, angora & cashmere.

Dye easily with this simple all-in-one dye. 25 colours to get creative with. Attractive pastel fashion shades specially formulated for an all-in-one effect. Addition of chemicals to the dyebath not normally necessary. Can be used on the hob or in the microwave using application techniques including 1 pot, rainbow, Ikat, tie & space dyeing. 

  • 25 colours
  • pastel fashion shades
  • Designed for protein (animal) fibres
  • Convenient 20g re-sealable packet
  • Handy measuring spoon (approx 3g)
  • No vinegar or citric acid required
  • Dye crystals so less mess & airborne powders
  • Excellent wash & light fastness
  • Use 3g of dye per 100g of fibre

How much dye will I need?

The approximate quantities of dye required will depend on the dry weight of the fibre and the shade strength required.

Here's our quick start, 1 pot, 1 colour method:

Dry fibre weight Pastel shade
per 100 grams 3g (1 heaped tsp)
  1. Thoroughly dissolve the required amount of dye crystals in enough hot water to make a dye solution.
  2. Add this dye solution to the dye bath & stir.
  3. Add the pre soaked fibre
  4. Raise the temperature slowly
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes
  6. Allow to cool before rinsing
  7. Spin or hang dry.

The addition of chemicals is not normally necessary (in very hard water areas a little white vinegar or citric acid can help). The dyes are safe to use providing a few basic safety in use rules are observed.

See our Dyers Tips & Techniques

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Tips & techniques...

What WILL it dye?

Easy Fibre Dyes are 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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Read our 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.

Safety in use

Although no chemical is entirely free from hazard, these dyes will present very low risk to health providing that a good standard of hygiene is observed in their storage & use.

  • Take precautions to avoid accidental ingestion, inhalation and skin or eye contact.
  • Wear surgical type gloves.
  • A full front apron or lab coat is recommended.
  • Wear safety spectacles.
  • Avoid skin contact - wash off with cold water.
  • If dispensing large amounts a face make should be worn.
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