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Colour Change Product Range
New Hand Dyes
New Machine Dyes
Dylon Tins Range (discontinued)
Multi Purpose Dyes
Cold Water Dyes
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Dyeing made easier
Repair Bleach Damage with Hand Dye
Dyeing Techniques and Crafting
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Cold Water Dyes
use by hand – ideal for craft work


  • Used with Dylon Cold Dye Fix, gives permanent colour to cotton, linen and viscose, with lighter shades on wool, silk & polyester/cotton mixes.

  • Ideayl for craft projects such as tie-dye and batik, and for smaller items e.g. T-shirts.

  • Can also be used to dye unfinished wood.

  • One tin will dye up to 250/8oz of dry weight fabric.
    For Black only – one tin will dye up to 125g/4oz of dry weight fabric.

  • Add 125g/4oz of salt and 1 sachet of Cold Dye Fix.
    Increase the quantity of water and salt in proportion to the number of packs used.

  • For wool only – use 375ml vinegar instead of fix and salt.


How to use Cold Water Dye on fabric


  1. Wash fabric thoroughly and leave damp.

  2. Fill a bowl with enough cold water to cover item.

  3. Wearing rubber gloves, dissolve dye in 500ml/1 pint of hottest tap water and add to bowl.

  4. Dissolve 125g/4oz of salt and 1 sachet of Cold Dye Fix in hottest tap water, add to bowl.
    For Black, use 250g/8oz salt and 2 sachets of fix.

  5. Add damp, unfolded item, dye for 1 hour (3 hours for Black). Agitate continually for first 10 minutes then occasionally for remainder of time.

  6. Rinse in cold water until it runs clear and wash as usual.


Cold Water Dye - Colours