View Full Version : Hand dyed wool - what is your favorite brand of dye?

09-14-2006, 12:38 PM
I've tried kool-aid dyeing a couple of times and have been thrilled with the results.

Here's the problem. I don't wait for the kool-aid to go on sale and ended up spending a ton of money on kool-aid last week. I like to use a lot because i like to have saturated colors. I don't like the ones that look washed out or faded.

I'm wondering if a different kind of dye would be more cost effective (in the long run) and still produce saturated colors.

I see that KnitPicks has started carrying Jacquard dyes (http://www.knitpicks.com/tools/itemid_80318/tools_display). Has anyone worked with these before? Do you like them?

Do you have a different favorite brand of dye?

09-14-2006, 04:27 PM
I've heard good things about Jacquard but it is pretty $$$ compared to the alternatives.

I have acid dye direct from the Standard Dye company and it is the same as the acid dye at ProChemical. ProChemical has a lot more colors than I do though!

09-14-2006, 04:43 PM
Gaywool is good too. Food coloring works, wilton's food dye..things like that.