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Dylon Multi-Purpose Dye Information


Dyeing Information
- Suitable Fabrics: cotton, linen, viscose, wool, silk, nylon and Lycra(elastane).
- Not Suitable For: 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.

Instructions For Washing Machine Dyeing:

1. Weigh and wash the fabric and leave damp.
2. Wearing rubber gloves, add required amount of dye (refer to shade chart on tin for relevant quantities) to drum of washing machine (NOT soap dispenser).
3. Add 60g/2oz of salt for every 500g/lb of fabric being dyed, covering the dye powder.
4. Place damp unfolded fabric in the machine. Set and run the longest hottest wash cycle without pre-wash.
5. Remove the fabric from the machine and dry away from direct sunlight and heat.
6. Clean the machine immediately by running the longest hottest wash with one cup of bleach.
7. Wash articles dyed with Multi-Purpose dye separately.

Please Note:
- For use with fully automatic front-loading machines only.
- Do NOT dye wool or silk in the washing machine.
- Do NOT dye less than 500g/lb of dry weight fabric or more than half the machine's maximum wash load.
- Do NOT use 'economy' or 'half load' programmes.
- Reseal the tin immediately after use.



Instructions For Dyeing By Hand:

You will need:
- 30g / 1oz of salt
- Rubber gloves
- A saucepan

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 dye 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.



Instructions For Stove Top Dyeing:

Instructions For Dyeing Wool:
Follow steps for 1 to 4 above.
5. Put in clean, damp, unfolded article. Bring slowly to a simmer and reduce heat at once. Stir gently for 10 minutes.
6. Remove article from dye and allow to cool before rinsing in lukewarm water, until water runs clear.
7. Dry away from direct heat and sunlight.

Instructions For Dyeing Plastic Buttons And Accessories
Suitable for all plastics including Polyester.
1. Wearing gloves, dissolve 5g of dye in 500ml/1 pint of boiling water.
2. Add plastic components (upto 12g/4oz if ti can be submerged) in 500ml/1 pint of boiling water.
3. Dye for 10 minutes at the boil.
4. Rinse as per fabric.

Please Note:
- The plastic components should be regularly checked for distortion during the dyeing process. The dyeing process should be stopped if the items begin to show signs of distortion.

Colour Chart


Dylon Multi Purpose Dye Colour Chart