Fabric Dyes

Add a splash of colour to those boring whites, tie-dye your way for that hippie vibe, or just refresh and re-energise tired colours with our fabulous collection of fabric dyes at Spotlight. We stock just about every colour imaginable, with a range of different types to meet your dyeing needs. Transform your fabrics with colours to dye for, available at Spotlight now.

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Can I purchase fabric dyes from Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Wake up your wardrobe and add life to those tired colours with our superb selection of fabric dyes. Find fabric dyes in just about every colour of the rainbow, with markers, natural and synthetic dyes, colour blocker, sun guard, and tie-dye and more, you are bound to find the fabric dyes that you need for your craft in our selection. Whether you are looking to revive an old favourite or add custom colour to your new textile project, shop fabulous fabric dyes online or at your local Spotlight store today.

What is included in this range?

Fabric dyes are an excellent medium for so many different crafts and projects and are simply ideal for adding life to your textile creations. Inject a splash of colour and breathe new life into those dull whites or get creative and add swirls and writing with our fun fabric markers. This is a great craft to do with the kids, and they will love being able to create their very own clothes. This range also features sun guard, which will protect your garments from fading in direct sunlight, and colour fast, which will prevent colours from running. Shop our fabulous fabric dye collection today and upgrade your fabrics, without breaking the bank.

How do I use fabric dye?

Well, that does depend on which of our fabric dyes you have chosen, and we always recommend that you read the manufacturer's instructions thoroughly before you begin. Most dyes, however, do follow several basic steps. If you are a beginner to the fabric dye world, check out our handy step by step guide below for a quick breakdown of the best way to get the colour you desire.

  • Prewash your fabric, particularly if it is new as this will allow for shrinkage and will help the due to hold better.
  • Fill a large tub or bucket with hot water, and add the liquid dye - checking the amounts recommended on the instructions.
  • Wet your fabric thoroughly before submerging into the hot water and dye solution. Move your fabric around throughout this process, to ensure that the dye is applied evenly.
  • After the allotted time is up, remove the fabric from the dye and rinse with warm water until it runs clear. Then finish with a cold water rinse before washing on a cold cycle with a mild detergent.

Do you have any other tips for working with fabric dyes?

If you are new to working with fabric dyes, it can seem a little daunting. However, there are a few things to take into consideration that will help to ensure that your project is a success. When you are choosing your fabric, remember that natural fibres, such as cotton, linen and wool, will take dye much better than synthetic ones. If you are dying cotton or linen, we recommend adding around a quarter cup of salt, or vinegar if you are dying wool or silk. If possible, dye a sample of the fabric so that you can clearly see how it is likely to turn out.

Is there anything else that I need to consider?

We would like to remind customers always to read the manufacturers care instructions that come with your product thoroughly before you begin. Always wear gloves and cover any surfaces that may get dye on them as it will permanently stain. Finally, ensure that you dye your fabrics in a well-ventilated room and that your fabric dyes are stored in a cool, dry place that is out of the reach of children.

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