Gaywool Originals are high quality Australian made acid dyes for wool, alpaca, angora, silk, fur, feathers and nylon.
Each 100gm pouch will dye approximately 800gms of fibre to a medium shade of the dye colour used.
Don't be shy, these are so easy to use...Just dissolve the dye in boiling water and add it to your dye pot, stir, add your pre-soaked fibre and slowly bring to a simmer for about 15-30 minutes, take out, rinse under warm water and dry...Its that easy!!!
It is recommended you dye in a well ventilated area and wear gloves and a face mask to avoid skin contact.
We always try to source the best wool possible to use when hand dyeing our products.
Our Strong Australian Merino Cross is sourced from NSW and our Fine Australian Merino is sourced from Italy.
These are hand dyed by us using Australian dyes.
They are not one solid colour, but a variety of shades as is characteristic of hand dyeing.
We recommend our Fine Merino for wet felting and spinning garments worn next to the skin. Their fine fibres make the finished product beautiful and soft.
For example: jewellery, singlets, cosy scarves etc.
We recommend our Strong Merino Cross for needle felting and Spinning outer wear garments. Their more course fibres make the finished product strong and hard wearing.
For example: needle felted creatures, hats, bags, play mats etc.