20 Days of Christmas Countdown! Procion MX Dyes (fibre reactive dyes)

£2.75£12.75

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These would be great choices to add to your dyes!

Natural ecru 100% cotton (DK) (100g)

100% White cotton tote bag

55% silk 45% cashmere (DK) (50g)

75% merino 25% nylon superwash sock (4ply) (100g)

100% Bluefaced Leicester wool (Aran) (100g)

Undyed yarn: 75% superwash merino 25% nylon single-stranded sock blank (100g) [425m]

Merino/nylon superwash double-stranded sock blank (100g)

We’re sorry, this special offer has finished, however, you can still buy our procion mx (fibre reactive) dyes at the  normal price on the website here

Christmas Countdown - Day Nineteen!

Time to stock up on your procion mx (fibre reactive) dyes – today only, save on our normal prices!

10g dyes: £2 – save 75p per pot!

25g dyes: £3.50 – save £1 per pot!

100g dyes: £11.50 – save £1.25 per pot!

10% off selected yarns!

To accompany this offer we’ve also included a selection of our lovely yarns – all perfect for using with our procion dyes – at a special price too – 10% off!
 

24 hours only!

Remember this offer will last for 24 hours only (and while stocks last so don’t delay or you might miss out!). To take advantage of the special price you must purchase the product from this page – if you use the regular product page you will be charged full price.

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!

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.

We supply our dyes in sturdy, re-usable screw-top pots. The wide neck allows easy access and ensures minimal waste.

What can I dye?

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.

How can my dyes be used?

You can use procion mx dyes for a wide range of techniques:

  • Ombres and fade
  • dip dye
  • veil dyeing
  • speckles
  • handpaints
  • solid colour (immersion)
  • low-water immersion and more!

 

Procion dyes can also be thickened with manutex for printing and are the ‘go-to’ dyes for tie-dye, shibori and resist dyeing.

How much dye should I use?

We recommend using the following quantities:

  • 0.1g dye is perfect for pastels
  • 1g dye will dye 100g dry weight of fibre (yarn/fleece etc.) to a medium colour
  • 2-4g dye is ideal for deeper shades (4g for black and the richest reds).

What else will I need?

Fixer (to make the dyes colour and washfast:

  • 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). We suggest 10g citric acid (or 100ml vinegar) per 100g dry weight of yarn/fibre. 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. We suggest 25g sodium carbonate per 100g dry weight of fibre/fabric/yarn.

 

Equipment:

  • A pan/dish/tray to dye your yarns in or clingfilm if microwave dyeing or steaming
  • For heating, you can use the stovetop, hob, oven, microwave, crockpot (slow cooker) or steamer
  • Basic utensils like stirring spoons
  • Beakers for mixing dyes
  • Covers for surfaces

 

(Please note: Any pans, beakers etc. shouldn’t be used for cooking if they have been used for dyeing)

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 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.

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