Jacquard Acid Dyes bring rich, beautiful color to our Bare yarns. Best of all, you get to choose the color you want! You can create custom-colored yarn to personalize your knitting to the fullest extent.
Somewhere over the Rainbow
This collection of dyes will help you create your very own rainbow of colors. From deep reds, to vibrant pinks and greens, let your imagination soar!
Dying to Dye? Here’s how:
Let’s begin with the obvious, but absolutely necessary statement, final color results may vary. Now let’s get to the good stuff. Dying yarn is a perfect outlet for self-expression and a great way to experience color. This can be done in a day and is safe to do with children.
To get started you will need one jar of Jacquard Acid Dye, any Bare yarn, a bottle of white vinegar, a large stainless steel or enamel pot (or a water bath canner with glass quart jars for smaller quantities), a stove top, gloves and dust mask for your protection. If you do not have an old pot at home, check out your local thrift store.
Soak your Bare yarn thoroughly in tap water. You need to gently press your yarn several times in the water to ensure all air bubbles have been removed from the yarn. If air bubbles remain you will get light colored spots in the final dyed skeins where the dye could not soak in.
Fill a pot with water and bring to a simmer. When water is at a simmer, add 1 tsp dye powder and 3 tbsp of white vinegar for every 100 grams of yarn and stir. Immediately remove your soaking yarn from the tap water and place into the pot of simmering water with the dye. Gently stir yarn in dye mixture to ensure all surfaces are covered. Let simmer for 30 minutes or until water becomes clear. You may want to stir yarn occasionally while it is dying to ensure evenness of color. Do not stir if you want the yarn to have slight color gradations.
After 30 minutes or when water is clear, remove yarn from pot and hang to dry. Make sure you have a good clean spot to allow your yarn to drip dry and that you have protected the floor if you are indoors. We recommend hanging outside when possible.
If you are not satisfied with the color results you may try again to deepen shade. When yarn is completely dry, you are ready to start knitting your project. Remember to have fun and always use caution when using hot liquids. Let your imagination be your inspiration and ENJOY!
*Samples shown using 100% Peruvian wool, worsted weight Bare (23417)