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Dyes for Wool, Silk, & Protein Fibres

In our acid dyeing courses, we use a combination of WashFast Acid and Lanaset dyes which can be purchased from the suppliers listed below. These dyes are designed to bond to wool, silk, and other protein fibres but they are not ideal for dyeing cotton or other cellulose fibres.

In “Dyeing Intentional Colour“, we used these dye colours:

  • WashFast Acid 425c National Blue
  • WashFast Acid 490 Brilliant Blue
  • WashFast Acid 349 Fuschia
  • Lanaset 383 Deep Red
  • Lanaset 180 Sun Yellow
  • Lanaset 182 Mustard Yellow

In “Dyeing Complex Colour“, I made 2% stock solutions mixed from a variety of dyes (we call these “premixes” at our studio). In the dye calculations throughout this workbook, I’ll refer to these premixes as “mix”. The premixes contain any combination of these dye colours:

  • WashFast Acid 490 Brilliant Blue
  • WashFast Acid 349 Fuschia
  • Lanaset 180 Sun Yellow
  • Lanaset 182 Mustard Yellow
  • Lanaset 383 Deep Red
  • Lanaset 480 Turquoise
  • Lanaset 485 Navy
  • Lanaset 680 Black
  • Lanaset 781 Chartreuse

You’ll also need Citric Acid crystals or white vinegar to set the acid dyes.

PRO Chemical & Dye
126 Shove St., Fall River, MA 02724 United States
prochemicalanddye.net

Dharma Trading Co.
1604 Fourth St., San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
dharmatrading.com

Maiwa Supply
#6-1666 Johnston St., Vancouver BC V6H 3S2 Canada
maiwa.com