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Jacquard Acid Dyes


are easy to use! This wool dye is the most economical, safe, tested and true method today. Perfect also for dyeing silk and other protein fibers!

Jacquard Acid Dyes are concentrated, powdered, hot water dyes that produce the most vibrantjacquard acid dyes possible results.

Jacquard Acid Dyes do not contain acid. The only acid involved is the vinegar that you add. Package in convenient, re-closable 1/2 oz. jars which will "color" about two pounds of fiber. Jacquard Acid Dyes are extremely brilliant and "colorfast". If you jacquard acid dyescan do a load of laundry, you can use these dyes. It's that easy. In addition to garment dyeing in a washing machine, you can use them to paint or print. Dyeing wool has never been easier!

Remember: every monitor displays colors differently. Use this "color" chart only as a general guide.


Jacquard Acid Dyes  $5.25 each

jacquard acid dye chart


600 Ecru  601 Yellow Sun   602 Bright Yellow 603 Golden Yell 
604 Bt Orange 605 Pumpk Orange  606 Deep Orange 607 Salmon  
608 Pink   609 Scarlet   610 Burgundy  611 Vermillion  
612 Lilac  613 Purple   614 Violet    615 Periwinkle
616 Russet 617 Cherry Red  618 Fire Red   619 Crimson  
620 Fuchsia 621 Blue Sky   622 Sapphire Blue  623 Brilliant Blue  
624 Turquoise 625 Royal Blue  626 Navy Blue    627 KellGrn 
628 Chartreuse 629 Emerald   630 Spruce    631 Teal    
632 Chestnut  633 Aztec Gold  634 Olive     635 Brown  
636 Gold Ochre   637 Gun Metal   638 Silver Grey 639 Jet Black

$5.25 each      Quantity    



Jacquard Acid Dyes

are easy to use and economical! They are ideal for wool and protein fibers!

Each 1/2 ounces jar will dye about 2 Lbs of fiber to full strength. Primaries are Yellow Sun, Cherry Red and Sky Blue.

Large 8 ounce jars of Jacquard Acid Dyes can be special ordered. Please email us for a quote, please specify colors you are interested in, since prices for 8 ounce dyes vary from "color" to "color".


Rainbow Dye Kit

jacquard acid dyesHave a Dye Party! Fun Rainbow Dye Kit contains six dyes that can be blended to achieve even more shades. Also includes instructions for multicolor rainbow dyeing! Our Jacquard Dye Kit contains three primary colors (Sun Yellow, Cherry Red and Sky Blue) and three secondary colors (Deep Orange, Violet and Emerald). Each kit contains enough dye to color" TWELVE!!!  pounds of fiber or wool. Now there is no reason not to be dyeing wool! A SUPER value! and a great way to try our dyes!


29.95  Quantity

The Ashford Book of Dyeing, Revised Edition

ashford book of dyeingThis classic dyeing book has been completely updated and revised and offers a wealth of information.  Packed with information about preparing your fabric or fiber for dyeing, natural dyes and recopies, chemical dyes for protein and cellulose fibers, dye baths for yarns and fabrics. The Ashford book of Dyeing by Ann Milner, is a comprehensive introduction to dyes and the wonderful world of color. There are detailed explanations of dyes and recipes for their use. Whether you are a spinner, weaver, knitter or textile artist, novice or more advanced in your craft, there will be something in the Ashford Book of Dyeing to extend your ideas.






A Dyer's Garden

a dyers garden - how to dye woolA Dyer's Garden touches on the history and nature of dye plants and walks you through a garden season from design to planting to harvesting for the dye pot. For everyone who wants to grow their own natural dyed stuff. Paperbound, 6 x 7 1/4, 112 pages, color photographs.

$15.25  Quantity   







 Basic Directions for Jacquard Acid Dyes 


Jacquard Acid Dye does not contain acid or any other harmful chemicals. In fact, it has a neutral pH, like water. The only acid is the white vinegar that you add. Jacquard Acid Dyes are a great choice for silk, nylon, feathers or any protein fiber. They are a choice dye for wool.


Jacquard Dyes are extremely brilliant and colorfast. If you can do a load of laundry you can use these dyes. They are a choice dye for wool. In addition to garment dying in a washing machine you can use it to paint, print or airbrush.


One half once of Jacquard Dyes will "color" about two pounds of fiber or fabric. Yardage will vary by weight and with of fiber or fabric.


Jacquard Acid Dyes are considered non-toxic when used properly. Common sense and good housekeeping should be used when handling any dye or chemical.

Stove Top Method

Soak to be dyed fabric, yarn or wool in cold water for at least 20 minutes. Wring out excess water. Fill a large metal pot with water and add dye. Make sure all the dye is dissolved before adding fiber or yarn. Distribute evenly. Add about ¼ cup of vinegar. Heat to 180 F for ½ hour.  Vigorous stirring will cause your woolen fiber or yarn to felt, so this is to be avoided. Remove from dye bath and cool to touch. Rinse in water and soap of the same temperature until final rinse water is clear. Sudden temperature changes of the rinse water will result in felting.


Washing Machine Dyeing for Fabrics

Using the washing machine for small amounts of fabric because it is convenient and results are reproducible. The variables in dyeing are temperature, dye concentration, time and amount of fabric. The washing machine maintains consistent time, temperature and agitation so the amount of dye and fabric are the only thing you need to be concerned with.

Set the washing machine to gentle cycle, hot wash/cool rinse and fill to the lowest level appropriate for the amount of fabric dyed. Add dye powder and agitate until dissolved. Some dye colors are more dense than others, so use ½ jar for one pound of fabric. ¼ jar for ½ pound of fabric, etc. Add clean fiber and agitate two minutes. Add one cup of vinegar being careful not to pour directly onto fabric. Before wash cycle is complete, turn machine off and examine fabric. Fabric looks much darker wet than it does dry. To test your results, dye a scarp of material with your main load and dry with a hair dryer. At this point, you may let the machine continue through its cycle or start again; adding more dye if desired to increase depth of the shade. Wash in cool water and liquid soap.

Detailed instructions and methods for "color" mixing, controlled dyeing, dip-dyeing as well as resist techniques can be found in Hands on Dyeing by Betsy Blumenthal and Kathryn Kreider.


Make your dye for wool Jacquard Acid Dye! The easy to use dye when it comes to dyeing fiber!


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