04.15.19

Dyeing Yarn and Fiber with Acid Dyes

 

 

 

 

Have you ever been curious about dyeing your own yarns or spinning fibers? The process is simpler than you may think, and can be done without a lot of specialized equipment or supplies, and following some basic safety precautions*.

 

Using Jacquard Acid Dyes, you can dye any kind of protein fibers: wool, silk, alpaca, cashmere, even feathers, leather, and some nylon. Don't let the name intimidate you- the acid used in the process is just plain white vinegar.

 

Dyeing wool and other protein fibers requires three main components: Acid Dye, an acidic environment, and heat. Jacquard has good basic instructions on their website for stovetop or washing machine dyeing, and we are happy to include these instructions with your dye order- just ask!

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