DYLON Multi-Purpose Dye is a hot water dye for use at the simmer.It is specially formulated for dyeing nylon and garments containing Lycra® elastane as well as natural fabrics like cotton, linen, viscose, wool and silk.


DYLON Multi-Purpose Dye can be used to dye a variety of craft and decorative items such as feathers, raffia, plastic buttons and wooden items.   

  • One 5g pack will dye up to 250g of fabric.
  • Dyes cotton/linen/viscose/wool/ silk/nylon/spandex/rayon/lycra.
  • Full dyeing instructions are included in each sachet


Note: Although MPD can be used for fabric, it is not colour fast on fabric. For fabric, we recommend Dylon Hand Dye


 Directions for use for Fabric

  • Weigh dry fabric. Wash fabric thoroughly even if new and leave damp.
  • Fill saucepan or similar heatproof container with enough hot water to cover article and allow easy movement during dyeing.
  • Wearing rubber gloves, dissolve dye in 500ml/1 pint of boiling water, stir well.
  • Add solution to vessel with 30g/1oz salt, stirring well.
  • Put in clean, damp article and raise temperature to simmer, then stir constantly for 20 minutes to ensure even dyeing.
  • Rinse article until water runs clear. Results are not colourfast, so dyed garments should be turned inside out and washed separately.
  • Dry away from direct heat and sunlight


Directions for use to dye buttons

  •  Wearing gloves, dissolve 5g of dye in 500ml/1 pint of boiling water.
  • Add plastic components (up to 12g/4oz if it can be submerged) in 500ml/1 pint of boiling water
  • Dye for 10 minutes at the boil.
  • Rinse article until water runs clear

Dylon Multi Purpose Dye 5g

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