Dylon Machine Dye Instructions

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Dylon Machine Dye Instructions
Use Dylon to machine-dye cotton and linen yarn. (Dye image by vertellis from Fotolia.com)

Dylon is a brand of fabric dye manufactured in the U.K. Manufactured for more than 60 years, it comes in a wide range of colours that will dye your fabric in a single cycle in a regular washing machine. The intensity of colour you can produce depends on the type of fabric. Dylon works best on cotton, linen and viscose. Poly/cotton and poly/viscose blends dye to a lighter shade. Polyester, wool, silk, acrylic and nylon cannot be dyed with Dylon dyes.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Salt
  • Washing machine
  • Measuring cup

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Use the right amount of dye for your fabric. One packet of Dylon dyes up to 600 grams of fabric.

  2. 2

    Wash your fabric to remove any stains before you dye.

  3. 3

    Empty the dye directly into the drum of your washing machine. Do not use the detergent dispenser.

  4. 4

    Add slightly less than 2 cups of salt. You only need 500 grams of salt, no matter how much fabric you are dyeing.

  5. 5

    Add damp, unfolded fabric to the machine and fill the machine with the hottest water possible. Do not use detergent. Allow the machine to run for one full cycle.

  6. 6

    Remove the fabric from the machine and hang it to dry. Run one cycle in your machine with only bleach and detergent to remove all traces of dye.

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