Premixing jacquard acid dyes
  • I am an instructor. My question is, what is the formula for premixing colors using jacquard acid dyes? I wish to premix the colors and then take them to a class where the students will be learning basic dyeing using wool yarn.
  • You want to use the dye in various concentrations depending on how dark you want the color. The instructions give good guidelines on getting deep shades for specific colors. 4-8% the dry weight of the fabric is the rule of thumb. Over 8% is usually not good as the fabric cannot hold that much dye and it will bleed.

    Primaries in the acid dyes are Cherry red #617 Sun Yellow #601 and Turquoise #624

    http://jacquardproducts.com/assets/jacquard-site/product-pages/dyes/acid/Acid Dye Instructions-2014.pdf

    You also want either a quarter cup of white vinegar or 1 tablespoon of citric acid for every pound of fabric. That is it.