Acid dye experiments
I’ve been experimenting this week with Procion MX textile dyes. I put a few different yarns in a dye bath and I’m amazed at the colour variation from the same batch! The superwash merino sucked up the dye and is almost black in places, while the silk blend is pale and much bluer.
The wool and bamboo blend has the most balanced shade and I’m very pleased with how it turned out. If you like the look of it too, check the site next week for a very special opportunity to win some!
The Procion dyes are really easy to use and require no additional chemicals on animal fibres other than citric acid or vinegar to lower the PH. They’re available from DT Crafts, I followed their simple instructions.