About our procion dyes
Here at DT Craft & Design we have carefully selected our Hue & Dye procion 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 procion dyes on almost any natural fibre, including protein (animal) fibres like wool, alpaca and silk. They will also work on cellulose (plant) fibres like cotton, hemp, linen. 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 and are the ‘go-to’ dyes for tie-dye, shibori and resist dyeing.
Our procion dyes are fibre reactive, ‘MX’ dyes. They provide an excellent balance between colour range, adaptability to different fibres, colour, wash and lightfastness. As a bi-functional dye procion dyes are very easy to use.
You will need:
For animal fibres, you will need a mild acid and heat to fix the dyes (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.
Plant fibres don’t need to be heated. Simply pre-soak in a sodium carbonate (also called ‘soda ash’)
solution and leave covered for 4-24 hours (so they stay damp) before rinsing.
Dyeing with our procion dyes is fun, easy and satisfying and you can produce amazing results from your very first skein, t-shirt or tote in just a couple of hours!
We recommend using the following quantities:
- 1g dye will dye 100g dry weight of fibre (yarn/fleece etc.) to a medium colour
- 0.1g dye is perfect for pastels
- 2-4g 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 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 procion dye starter kit
or our procion 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.
We supply our dyes in sturdy, re-usable screw-top pots. The wide neck allows easy access and ensures minimal waste. Colours are fully blendable and produce pastels through deep shades.
Procion dyes are suitable for:
- Protein (animal) fibres, silk and nylon (using hot method).
- Cellulose (plant) fibres, cotton, linen, ramie, hemp, viscose, rayon, silk, bamboo, soy, seacell etc. (using cold method)
Uses: Use for immersion, low-water immersion, dip-dye, handpaint, thicken with manutex for printing and stamping etc.
Comes with simple instruction sheet.