Acid Dyes (Hue & Dye)
About our acid dyes
Here at DT Craft & Design we have carefully selected our Hue & Dye acid dyes for reliability, richness and vibrancy of colour, ease of use and value.
Debbie has been a hand-dyer for over 25 years and in that time has honed our dye range to give a huge palette of colours using the available range. From intense, deep shades through to delicate pastels; pure spectrum colours to soft, muted shades – the world is your rainbow!
You can use Hue & Dye acid dyes for a wide range of techniques: Ombres and fades; dip; veil; speckle; handpaints; solid colour (immersion); low-water immersion and more! They can also be thickened with manutex for printing.
Our acid dyes are ‘milling’ dyes. These provide an excellent balance between colour range, adaptability to different fibres, colour, wash and lightfastness. Acid dyes are very easy to use requiring only heat and a mild acid to fix (we use citric acid but you can also use vinegar). You can heat in the microwave, oven, on the hob, in a steamer, bain marie or crockpot, slow cooker or even solar dyeing. Just make sure any pots and utensils are kept for dyeing use.
Dyeing with acid dyes is fun, easy and satisfying and you can produce amazing results from your very first skein in just a couple of hours!
We recommend using the following quantities:
- 1g acid dye will dye 100g dry weight of fibre (yarn/fleece etc.) to a medium colour
- 0.1g acid dye is perfect for pastels
- 2-4g acid dye is ideal for deeper shades (4g for black and the richest reds).
- Use 10g citric acid (or 1ml vinegar) per 100g dry weight of fibre
We supply our acid dyes with a simple instruction leaflet but please ask if you have any questions!
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If you are looking for an ideal gift for a beginner you might like to have a look at our acid dye starter kit or our acid dye deluxe kit. These kits contain all you need to get started and include a booklet specially written as an introduction to dyeing for beginners.
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