Jacquard Acid Dyes - 2 half ounce containers of Yellow Sun-601; 1 half ounce container each of Cherry Red-617, Turquoise-624, Brilliant Blue-623, Fire Red-618, Jet Black - 639
Containers for dye: 6 - 32 ounce, 6 - 16 ounce, 12 - 8 ounce
(I recommend the plastic ones from Dharma Trading)
Notebook and Pencil
Puppy Training Pads (really!)
Glass Measuring Cups
Small Plastic Bathroom Cups
Gram Scale and/or Plastic Measuring Spoons
Bamboo Skewers for mixing (inexpensive, disposable and planet friendly)
Old Clothes to wear while mixing and dyeing
Always wear a particle mask when handling the dry dye powder.
Wear rubber gloves while hadling powders and liquid dye.
Jacquard produces two sets of primary colors; one to make "warm" colors and the other to make "cool" colors.
The Warm Palette consists of:
The Cool Palette consists of:
I use the metric system (grams and milliliters) to measure my water and dyes. You can use teaspoons and ounces if you like, the amounts are close enough for dyeing purposes.
Mixing the Primary Colors:
I cover my work are with a puppy training pad, absorbant side up. It absorbs liquid spills and makes it easy to take care of any spilled dye powder.
To make a 1% dye solution of the primary colors measure 10 grams (4 tsp) dye powder into a small plastic bathroom cup (wear a particle mask and rubber gloves while handling the dye powders).
Use the plastic funnel to transfer the dissolved dye to a 32 ounce container. Rinse the remaining dye in the small measuring cup with more hot water from the large cup and transfer to the large dye container. Add the rest of the hot water to the dye container. Microwave another 500 ml (2 cups) of water and add to the dye container. Mix well (I use a long bamboo skewer), cap and lable.
Just wet it down with a wet paper towel and allow to dry...
Mixing the Secondary Colors:
The secondary colors (green, violet and orange) are made by mixing two of the primary colors.
For the Warm Palette secondaries:
Warm Green = Yellow Sun + Turquoise
Warm Orange = Yellow Sun + Cherry Red
Warm Violet = Cherry Red + Turquoise
For the Cool Palette secondaries:
Cool Green = Yellow Sun + Brilliant Blue
Cool Orange = Yellow Sun + Fire Red
Cool Violet = Fire Red + Brilliant Blue
To make 500 ml (2 cups) of the secondaries use 250 ml (1 cup) of each of the primaries.
Coming soon....Mixing the Tertiary Colors.