droppedstitch droppedstitch
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.
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Jacquardmod Jacquardmod
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


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