View Full Version : Dyeing acrylic yarn

01-13-2013, 08:33 PM
Hey everyone my name is Tonya and I am new to this forum. I have tons of white acrylic yarn and I want to dye it and use when crocheting my new projects to sell, and I am not sure which dyes to use. This is something I have been wanting to do is to dye my own yarn for a bit now, and want to know if any of you have dyed acrylic yarn before and hve had any luck! Thanks for the suggestions. :)

01-13-2013, 10:00 PM
Hi, welcome to KH.

When I googled I found a few things about dying acrylic yarn.


02-17-2013, 02:38 AM
I wouldn't even ATTEMPT to try dyeing acrylic yarn. Too many chemicals to deal with, and the fumes would probably make me sick for weeks.

I have enjoyed dyeing wool yarn with Kool-Aid and food coloring, though. Safe, and very easy to do.

02-18-2013, 11:11 AM
Dharma Trading Co (http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/10682595-AA.shtml?lnav=dyes.html) is my 'go to' place for buying dyes.

02-18-2013, 08:48 PM
Do they sell dyes for acrylic yarns though?

02-18-2013, 08:56 PM
Do they sell dyes for acrylic yarns though?

It seems so. http://www.prochemical.com/directions/ProsperseImmersionAcrylic.htm I wouldn't do it.

02-18-2013, 09:00 PM
I meant regarding the Dharma Trading Co that was linked in the previous post...

02-18-2013, 09:20 PM
Oh. OK.

02-19-2013, 11:37 AM
Yes, Suzeeq ... that was a direct link to the acrylic dye they sell. It doesn't seem like it gives bright colors or is color fast. See note on their website:

USE FOR: Tub Dyeing large quantities where you just want some quick color but brilliance and longevity is not an issue

02-19-2013, 11:49 AM
Thanks, I didn't follow the link, I was busy catching up on posts after being away for part of the weekend.