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Instructions For Dypro Stovetop Fabric Dyeing

Important Information Before Dyeing

    Suitable Fabrics: cotton, linen, viscose, wool, silk, nylon and Lycra (elastane).

    Not Suitable For: pure synthetics (except nylon), polyester/wool mixtures, or fabrics with special finishes.

    Multi-Purpose Dye is not colourfast so garments should always be washed separately.
    5g of powder is sufficient to dye up to 250g/8 oz dry weight fabric.

Colour Number /  Amount of Dye Powder to Use Per 500g/1lb of Fabric:

    02, 09, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 32, 33, 34, 39, 44, 53     /   10g
    05, 07, 17    /   12g
    08   /   16g

 You will need:-

- 30g / 1oz of salt

- Rubber gloves

- A saucepan

Instructions for fabric dyeing on stovetop:

  1. Weigh dry fabric. Wash fabric thoroughly even if new and leave damp.
  2. Fill saucepan or similar heatproof container with enough hot water to cover article and allow easy movement during dyeing.
  3. Wearing rubber gloves, dissolve correct amount of dye (see reference chart) in 500ml/1 pint of boiling water, stir well.
  4. Add solution to vessel with 30g/1oz salt, stirring well.
  5. Put in clean, damp article and raise temperature to simmer, then stir constantly for 20 minutes to ensure even dyeing.
  6. Rinse article until water runs clear. Results are not colourfast, so dyed garments should be turned inside out and washed separately.
  7. Dry away from direct heat and sunlight. Do not use tumble dryer.

Other Fabrics

Wool and Silk
Follow method above, steps 1-4, then

5.  Place damp unfolded fabric into the vessel. Bring slowly to simmer and reduce heat  at once. Stir gently for 10 minutes.
6.  Remove article from dye solution, supporting the weight, and allow to cool before  rinsing in lukewarm water until the water runs clear. Dry away from direct heat and sunlight.

Stockings and Tights
10g of dye will colour 3-5 pairs of heavy nylon stockings or tights. For 4 pairs of 15 denier use half the dye solution to 2 ¼ liters / 4 ½ pints of water.