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Information about the use of Synthetic Textile Dyes

Crock Pot Dyes
How to dye yarn in a slow cooker.

Kool-Aid Colours
Kool-Aid is a fun way to to experiment with dyeing yarns.

Rainbow Dyeing
Creating a multitude of unique rainbow shades is quite easy.

koolaid dye

About Batik
The Big on Batik site gives information about this resist dye technique.

Alesco
Alesco is a world-wide supplier of dyes for paper, leather and fiber.

Best Dyes
If you are looking for Fibre reactive dyes, Colorado Wholesale can help you out.


Chemitalia Colori
Chemitalia produces dyes for cellulose fibers, reactive dyes, acid dyes, disperse dyes and other dyes suitable for the textile artist.

Cozy’s Making Shibori Fabric Tutorial
Step by step instructions for shibori, wrapping, scrunching, dyeing, unravelling.

Country Classic Acid Dyes
GS Dyes has acid dyes for wool, silk and nylon in 32 colours.

Fleece Artist
Fleece Artist in Nova Scotia carries Deka dyes for wools, silks, cottons and linens.

Dylon – Halloween
Dylon supplies a wide variety of dyes and useful information for the textile and craft dyer. This month’s special project is a Halloween cloak.

Discharge Dyeing
A Quiltnet discussion about discharge dyeing, a process of removing dye from fabric with bleach.

Dyeing with Kool-Aid, Easter Egg Dyes and Food Colors
A project you can do with your kids, to make yummy coloured yarn.

Dyeing Fibers
The Wool Works Craft site has a discussion about dyeing with Easter egg dye.

Earthguild
Earthguild carries a wide assortment of dyes: Natural, Lanaset, Procion, Deka, Cushing and more.

Health and Safety: Hazard Communication–Your ‘Right to Know’
When working with hazardous materials, such as dyes, bleaches, ammonia, there are some safety concerns you should be aware of.

How to Dye Cloth
From the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, a lesson plan on dyeing, covering topics of history of dyes, natural and synthetic dyes, textile printing and tie-dyeing.

Information Sheets
G & S Dye has informative instruction sheets on Procion and Acid dyes, immersion and direct application, silk painting, microwave dyeing, marbling and other ways to use dye.

The Laboratory for Historical Colorants at UCLA
The Laboratory was spurred by an interest in how people make things colourful and continues to do research on colourant materials and compounds..

Rainbow Dye Instructions
The Ashford site has excellent instructions for rainbow dyeing.

Red Barn Farm – Acid Dyes
Red Barn Farm has put together a dye kit for the beginner.

Rug Dyes
Jacobsen Oriental Rugs provides information on natural and synthetic dyes used in Turkish and Balouch rugs.

A Simple Method of One-Pot, Multi-Color Dyeing
From Straw Into Gold, directions for using acid wool dyes on protein fibers.

Society of Dyers & Colorists
The Society of Dyers and Colourists is a professional organization that sets technical standards and provides education to members working in the field of dye and colour.

Structure and Colour in Dyes
In technical terms, dyes are coloured, ionising, aromatic organic compounds and the perception of colour is a human evolutionary adaptation to the absence of some wavelengths of white light.

Synthetic Dye Collection
From the labs at Florida State University, synthetic dyes are viewed under a microscope. Beautiful colours!

Textiles
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration provides information on safety issues, such as dangers of cotton dust, exposure to dye chemicals and ergonomics.

Using Dharma Procion Dyes
The soda soak method for using Procion dyes is described.

How to Dye Yarn

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece: Custom-Color Your Favorite Fibers with Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Hand-Dyeing
The Modern Natural Dyer: A Comprehensive Guide to Dyeing Silk, Wool, Linen and Cotton at Home

Fabric Dyes

 

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