by: Tall Yarns
Fibres, yarn and fabric can be divided into two groups: animal fibres and plant fibres. Each family of fibres has its own dyeing process, as the 2 groups differ significantly from each other. The un-dyed yarns I currently offer mainly contain animal fibres. They need an acidic environment and heat to be able to take and hold on to dyes. Animal fibre dyes are commonly referred to as acid dyes. Plant fibres need mainly time. The most commonly used dyes for plant fibres are procion dyes.
Both groups of fibres can be dyed with natural dyes but they need, as stated, different chemical solutions for those dyes to stick and stay. The chemical solutions that help natural dyes stick and stay are commonly referred to as mordants.
All-in-one acid dyes (they only need adding water) are currently the only dyes I offer. They are chemical dyes and in my opinion the safest dyes to use, especially for inexperienced dyers. For procion dyes and books about dyeing plant fibres, yarns and fabrics, visit www.crosswayspatch.co.uk.
One pot of Acid dye in the colour of your choice for dyeing any type of animal fibre (wool, silk, etc). All you add is water and fibres!
Available in 3 sizes, 10 gr, 25 gr or 100 gr.
A 10 gr pot dyes between 100 and 500 gr of yarn, depending on the colour intensity you are looking for.
There are also 2 collections to choose from. Each come in a cotton drawstring project bag:
Collection 1 has the 6 basic colours in it. Perfect for mixing entire rainbows.
Collection 2 consists of the warm colours.