Jacquard Emerald Powdered Dye Trial

I’ve been using the liquid Jacquard dyes for several years and decided to check out the cost effectiveness of their powdered dyes.



One and a half teaspoons of Jacquard Emerald dye powder yielded one pound of dyed roving (deep emerald); 5 ounces of 50/50 Suffolk/Corriedale yarn (light jade), and 4 ounces of mystery roving (turquoise)!!!




The above photo is the yarn in an aluminum pot on my stove top. I prefer to use aluminum because of the nice color splits I get out of it.





The result of this experiment is that I’m not going back to liquid dyes, especially now that I learned I can mix my own. A friend also suggested I try out ProChem dyes as well, so that will have to be a future blog post.

Bored?? Get something and dye it! 



4 thoughts on “Jacquard Emerald Powdered Dye Trial

  1. did you use the microwave to dye your wool. I have some procion powdered dye as you can dye non protein fibers with it, but the technique is the same. I haven’t used it yet as I am waiting until the summer and need to get a spare microwave. 🙂

    • No. I never use a microwave to dye my wool. I’m a stove top dyer. I used an aluminum pot for this (I’ve updated to blog post to explain this under the yarn in pot photo.) I prefer aluminum pots for dyeing because of the wonderful color splits that can be achieved with them. I also use a stainless steel pot, but only with herb/nature dye matter.

      • Thank you for answering my query, I am very new to this. I am currently on a felting frenzy as there is a craft fair coming up, but I really want to try some dying soon!

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