The Ashford dyes are very easy to use and the colours are clear and bright. They are weak acid dyes so white vinegar can be used to fix the dyes making them suitable for the home dyer. The dyes are for wool, silk and other animal (protein) fibres and are fully concentrated with only 10gm (⅓oz) dyeing 1kg (2.2lbs) of fibre or yarns.
There are 12 colours that have been carefully selected for compatibility and when mixed will produce a wide range of hues.
- safe and easy to use
- 10gm (⅓oz) dyes 1kg (2.2lbs)
- for protein fibres such as wool and silk
The dyes are safe and easy to use and comply with Oeko-Tex Standard 100.
Crafts are gentle, enjoyable activities that allow us to express ourselves creatively and practicably while engendering a sense of peace and well-being. You need to be aware, however, of safety and health precautions that need to be taken when using some of our products.
Ashford dyes, if used correctly, are non-hazardous to humans. They are weak acid dyes that are fixed with only common white vinegar and heat. Fibre, yarn and textiles dyed with the Ashford dyes can be worn against the skin without risk. We are in close co-operation with all our suppliers of dyes to ensure they are safe to use and wear. The dyes comply with the strict EU regulations and the manufacturers confirm that cloth dyed with the Ashford dyes can be certified under the Oeko-Tex Standard 100. This standard is the most widely known standard for certification of ecologically-safe clothing. Detailed information can be found under www.oekotex.com. The dyes pose no risk the environment if the dye liquid is neutralised with baking soda before disposal in the waste water system. Full instructions for the safe use and disposal of the dyes are included with the dyes.
Safe Handling Information
- Keep containers tightly closed and out of children’s reach.
- Wear gloves and cover your arms.
- Wear a dust mask when handling dry dye powder or spraying a dye solution.
- Keep dye pots and utensils for dyeing only.
- Avoid breathing fumes.
- Cover all surfaces.
- Ensure all dyes and solutions are labelled.
- Before you dispose of the dye bath liquid, add 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda to the liquid to neutralise the acid in the water.
Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
First Aid Measures
General Information: Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
After inhalation: Upon inhalation of aerosol/vapour/dust, take the patient into the fresh air, if there is difficulty breathing, medical advice is required.
After contact with the skin: Cleansing with plenty of water, soap or other non-irritating cleansing agents.
After contact with eyes: Contamination of the eyes must be treated by thorough irrigation with water, with the eyelids held open. Eventually a doctor (or eye specialist) should be consulted.
After ingestion: If the product is swallowed, the patient must at once drink water repeatedly, if possible with the addition of activated carbon. If the patient feels unwell, seek medical advice.
If medical attention is required take the dye and container with you.