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SIMPLY BLACK


Introducing G&S Dye’s Simply Black, a new line of easy-to-use black dye for your cotton, rayon, silk and linen fabrics. Simply Black is a potent hot-water black dye which can be used in the washing machine, in a bucket, or for best results, on the stove top. All you add is non-iodized salt. A 20g package will dye 1-2lbs of white fabric, or refresh 2-3lbs of faded black clothes. Now available in 20g and 100g sizes.

   
20gm dye + 500gm salt $6.00
   
100gm Jar $19.50
   

 

Note: When dyeing with the stove-top or bucket dyeing method, take proper precautions to protect yourself from hot water. Use heat-resistant gloves and wear long-sleeved clothing and aprons to protect from water splashes. Dyes will stain skin. Ensure you protect your dyeing area as dyes may stain some house-hold surfaces.

Keep cooking and dyeing utensils and vessels separate. Do not contaminate utensils used for cooking.

For best results, do not leave the fabric sitting in the dye bath undisturbed as that could produce unevenly dyed spots. Make sure the fabric remains submerged underwater as much as possible, and be sure to push out any air bubbles that may be trapped in the folds of the fabric.

Instructions:

Washing machine (front loader):
Step 1: Fully dissolve Simply Black dye in a cup of hot water, ensuring no lumps of dry dye remain. Add dye to washing machine drum.
Step 2: Fully dissolve two cups of non-iodized salt and add to washing machine drum.
Step 3: Add pre-wetted fabrics.
Step 4: Set your machine to use the hottest water possible and use the extended wash setting. Allow the dyeing process to last at least 30 minutes. Start the machine.
Step 5: Allow the machine to progress through the remaining wash, rinse and spin cycles.
Step 6: Wash the garment with mild detergent, such as TNA soap, and allow to air dry or tumble dry on low.
Optional: Treat fabric with Raycafix.

 

 

Bucket dyeing:
Step 1: Fully dissolve Simply Black dye in a cup of hot water.
Step 2: Fully dissolve two cups of non-iodized salt in hot water.
Step 3: Fill a heat-resistant container with 4-6 liters of boiling hot water, enough to cover your fabric. Heat-resistant plastic containers and stainless steel pots or sinks are best to use for this method. Use caution when handling hot water. Add the dissolved Simply Black dye and salt.
Step 4: Add pre-wetted fabric into dye bath.
Step 5: Stir the dye bath with a stirring stick or metal tongs for 30-45 minutes, ensuring the dye maintains even contact with all areas of the fabric. For best results, do not leave the fabric sitting in the dye bath undisturbed as that could produce uneven dye spots. Make sure the fabric remains submerged underwater as much as possible, and be sure to push out any air bubbles that may be trapped in the folds of the fabric.
Step 6: Take fabric out of the dye bath, taking care not to splash yourself with hot water. Rinse in cold water with TNA soap and air-dry, or tumble dry low.
Optional: Treat fabric with Raycafix.

Stove-top dyeing:
Step 1: Fill a stainless steel or enamel container with 4-6 liters of hot water, or just enough to cover your fabric. Set the stove to medium heat.
Step 2: Add Simply Black dye and two cups of non-iodized salt and stir to fully dissolve, ensuring no dry lumps remain.
Step 3: Add pre-wetted fabric into the container.
Step 4: Stir the dye bath with a stirring stick or metal tongs for 30-45 minutes, ensuring the dye maintains even contact with all areas of the fabric. For best results, do not leave the fabric sitting in the dye bath undisturbed as that could produce uneven dye spots. Make sure the fabric remains submerged underwater as much as possible, and be sure to push out any air bubbles that may be trapped in the folds of the fabric. Use caution when stirring so as not to splash hot water on yourself.
Step 5: Take fabric out of the dye bath, taking care not to splash yourself with hot water. Rinse in cold water with TNA soap and air-dry, or tumble dry low.
Optional: Treat fabric with Raycafix.