Where can I purchase dyeing supplies in Alberta or Saskatchewan, Canada?

Name: Betty


Procion mx fiber reactive cold water dye

Procion MX Dye

ideal for silk/rayon devoré

When mixed with soda ash, Procion dyes are permanent, colorfast, and very washable. You can easily create a palette of brilliant colors ranging from light pastels to deep, vibrant hues.


Jacquard tie dye kit

Jacquard Tie Dye Kit

Dye up to 15 adult-size T-shirts, with vivid, electric colors that are so colorfast they can be washed with the daily laundry.


Country or region: Saskatchewan

Message: Where can I purchase dyeing supplies in Alberta or Saskatchewan?

I am sorry to see that Harmony Hand Dyes, in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, has closed, as the owner has retired.  However, the owner of Harmony Hand Dyes has sold her remaining stock to Skyswept Designs, which this week is moving to Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.  Skyswept Designs is temporarily closed, but will be reopening in February. Skyswept Designs, like Harmony Hand Dyes, includes an online business, so you can order by mail. I am not sure whether or not they sell dyes.

Kensington Art Supply, in Calgary, Alberta, lists Procion MX dyes and iDye dyes, including iDye Poly for polyester and acrylic, but I don't think they sell by mail-order.

Most serious dyers buy their dyes by mail order, for wider product and color choices. In Canada, two of the most-often-recommended dye suppliers for hand dyers and artists are Maiwa Handprints in British Columbia and G & S Dye in Ontario. Both are very good sources for dyes and dyeing supplies.

Some dyers prefer to order from dye suppliers in the US, usually either Dharma Trading Company in California or PRO Chemical & Dye in Massachusetts, in spite of the added shipping costs to other countries; the prices on dyes are lower, which helps to make up for the shipping, and they carry some additional products.

See my page, "Sources for Dyeing Supplies Around the World", at pburch.net/dyeing/dyesources.shtml, for more information on where in various countries to buy supplies for dyeing. 

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Posted: Tuesday - December 11, 2012 at 08:08 AM          

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