Textileoscope is a blog run by us at Corkwood Knitting and Crafts.  Its aim is to help and inform both our craft supply shop customers and anyone else who shares our interest in knitting, sewing and textile art.

How to dye feathers

Instructions for dyeing feathers in a microwave Because we have been asked on a number of occasions about dyeing feathers, I thought it was about time I had a go. Feathers being what are classed as a protein fibre like wool and leather need an acid dye and some heat...

Acid Dye Instructions

Instructions for dyeing fleece and wool in a microwave oven and on a stove top. Kenanthrol acid milling dyes are suitable dyes for fleece, wool, silk and other protein fibres. As the name implies these dyes require a hot acidic dye bath for the dye to bond with the...

Procion Dye Basic Instructions

Dyeing with Procion MX dyes. Here are some basic instructions and quantities.  There are many ways of using these dyes and much information on the web, but here is a basic method and approximate quantities. These dyes are suitable for Cotton, linen, viscose, hemp and...