Here is a list of sources for dyes and accessories for dyeing; you may
prefer whichever is closest, for the sake of cheaper shipping. Different companies carry different subsets of the available dyes; for
specific Procion MX type dyes, see my listing of which companies carry which pure dichlorotriazine dyes.
Note that only four continents are included: I cannot find
any dye suppliers in Asia, nor many in Africa,
which are willing to sell small quantities (half a
kilogram or less) of dye to individuals, though
there are many dye companies in Asia that will
happily sell you an immense barrel of each
dye, and there are small shops in Africa that sell vat dyes. Please let me
know if you learn of any good dye supplier for
artists in Asia or Africa. Some of the
suppliers listed below will ship overseas, if you have a credit card. (Suppliers: I must see a catalog or a web site in order to include you here.)
Mfg. Co. (New York - phone
+1 212 966 4046) Dyes include Procion MX
type, direct, basic (for acrylic yarn and fabric as
well as silk painting), disperse. Wide selection of vat dyes. Some unusual Procion dyes.
Amazon (US) tie-dye kits,
white cotton clothing,
books about hand dyeing. (This site is an affiliate of Amazon and will receive a 6% or 7% commission on purchases made via these links, at no extra charge to you.)
(Oregon - phone 503-286-4149)
Natural dyes. Natural fabrics, yarns, and fibers. Silkworm cocoons and eggs.
(California - phone 800-992-8924)
Handmade clothing for children, women, and men, including historic clothing and women's sizes up to 5X, dyed with Procion MX dyes or undyed (PFD). Allow extra time when ordering custom-sewn items.
Cheapestees. White tees, sweatshirts, etc. No dyes. (Beware of the 50% poly unless that's what you want.)
Colorado Wholesale Dye Corp. (Colorado - phone 1-800-697-1566 or
303-763-8774). Also known as Grateful Dyes. Procion MX type dyes, t-shirts, auxilliary chemicals. Source of Procion MX type rubine MX-B (their #14 Cherry). Excellent prices on Procion MX dyes.
Company (California - phone 1-800-542-5227 or +1 415-456-7657)
Excellent source of clothing blanks, dyeable fabric, silks and scarves; many different dyes including Procion
MX type, Procion H type, Inko dyes, acid dyes, many types of fabric paints;
very instructive catalog and web site. Excellent prices on Procion MX dyes. Ships internationally to many countries.
Dick Blick Art Materials (Illinois - phone 1-800-828-4548 or +1 309 343-6181) Procion MX fiber reactive cold water dye; iDye & iDye Poly; Dylon Cold Water dyes; Dylon Permanent dyes; Jacquard tie dye kit, Dye-Na-Flow fabric colors, wood & reed dye, Lumiere and Neopaque fabric paint, and green label silk dyes; Liquitex soft body acrylics, free lesson plans. (This site is an affiliate of Dick Blick and will receive a 10% commission on purchases made via this link, at no extra charge to you.)
Guild (North Carolina - phone +1 828-255-7818 or 1-800-327-8448) Procion MX and acid dyes, natural dyes, many other crafts supplies. Some instructions are less trustworthy than those from other sources.
G & S Dye
(Ontario - phone 905 415-8559) Very informative
web site. Procion MX type, Procion H type, acid dyes, many
paints. Downloadable catalog.
Griffin Dyeworks & Fiber Arts
(Monrovia, California) Natural dyes, mordants, natural dye extracts, earth oxides and other natural pigments, silk caps, scarves, and cocoons. Good information on mordants and dye safety.
Jacquard Products (California -
phone 800 442-0455, +1 707 433-9577)
Procion MX, Procion H, acid dyes, natural dyes, fabric paints, silk
scarves. Bulk and Specialty Store has excellent prices on 8 oz. or larger quantities of
MX dyes, but you must call to order. Hihgly informative web site. Also known as Rupert, Gibbon & Spider, Inc. (Their products are also available online from Dick Blick Art Materials; see note in above listing.)
(British Columbia - phone 604-669-3939;
fax 604-669-0609) Procion MX, Procion H, other silk
dyes, Telana (Lanaset) acid dye, indigo, natural dyes,
fabric paints, etc.
Paradise Fibers (Spokane, Washington- phone 1-888-320-SPIN or (509) 536-7746)
Dyes including Procion MX fiber reactive dyes, Washfast Acid dyes, Lanaset dyes, Earthues natural dyes, Country Classics dyes, Ashford Acid Dyes, instant indigo, yarn for dyeing, spinning fiber, sock yarn, knitting and crochet needles and more.
PRO Chemical & Dye (PROchem)
(Massachusetts - phone 1-888-228-9393 or
+1 508 676-3838) Wide
selection of dyes includes disperse dyes for polyester, many acid dyes, Lanaset dyes, and
both Procion and Cibacron F (Sabracron F) "cold water" fiber
reactive dyes. Very informative web site; excellent, reliable technical support; color-matching service. Excellent prices on dyes. Ships internationally to many countries.
Silk Connection by Rupert,
Gibbon & Spider, Inc. (California -
phone 800 442-0455, +1 707 433-9577)
Wide variety of silk, cotton, rayon, and linen fabrics. Yardage, scarves, ties, sarongs.
Standard Colors) (North Carolina - phone 1-800-859-1240 or
+1 336-841-2346; address P.O. Box 2808,
High Point NC 27261-2808). Formerly Standard Dye. Minimum order one
pound per color. Be careful to specify Colour Index numbers if exact dye identity is important to you.
Testfabrics, Inc. (Pennsylvania - phone 1-570-603- 0432). Good source for some unusual fabrics, including woolens, linens, silks, and dischargeable black rayon. Napkins, tablecloths, aprons, etc.; threads, tapes, and ribbons. No dyes.
Thai Silks (Los Altos, California - phone 1- 800-722-7455 or
650-948-8611). Silk fabrics, clothing blanks, and scarves. No dyes.
George Weil (UK - phone 0(+44) 1483 421853,
fax 0(+44) 1483 419960; email firstname.lastname@example.org). DEKA fabric paints and dyes, Procion MX type dyes (among them the elusive blue MX-7R), other dyes and fabric paints. (Formerly also known as Fibrecrafts.)
Kemtex Educational Supplies
(Chorley Business & Technology Centre, Euxton Lane, Chorley,
Lancashire, UK PR7 6TE;
Tel: 0 1257 230220;
Fax: 0 1257 230225)
procion, disperse, direct, acid dyes, and many others. No
credit cards or e-mail; fax and money-transfer.
Patchworkshop.de - (Munich, Tel. +49-(0)8104-8899606) Procion MX
type dyes, including blue MX-7RX and blue MX-4GD, Cibacron blue F-GF, textile
auxiliaries, wax resists, DekaPrint 2000 screen-inks, Thermofax
service and supplies (screen-master and frames), inkjet-printable cotton
and silk sheets, 'Ink Jet Set' for inkjet prints on own fabric, blueprint
chemicals, many pfd fabrics.
(UK - 6 Wheelers Yard, High Street, Great Missenden, Bucks
HP16 0AL; Tel: +44 (0)1494 862111, Fax: +44 (0)1494 862651)
Jacquard Procion dyes, many silk dyes and paints, illuminant
dye to use with discharge paste, blueprint fabric, disperse dye.
Synthesia Pigments & Dyes (Czech Republic) One-kilogram quantities of a limited number of Ostazin S dyes, which are dichlorotriazine (Procion MX type) dyes, as well as many other classes of dye. Excellent prices. No mail order (?).
Textile Techniques (Shropshire, UK). Javanese batik tools including many styles of cantings (tjantings), copper cap (tjap) stamps. Also batik classes, Procion MX type dye.
(Nederland - email: email@example.com; phone: +31.13.545.34.56). Procion MX and Remazol fiber reactive dyes, natural dyes, disperse dye for synthetic fibers, transfer paint, Dupont and Pebeo fabric paints, batik supplies, etc.
Australia & New Zealand
(Gateshead NSW) Fiber reactive dyes including Drimarene K,
Procion MX, Remazol. Many other types of dyes, as
well, including naphthol dyes, Polysol disperse dyes and Sandcryl basic dyes for synthetics, etc. Will ship internationally.
(Near Melbourne, Victoria;
phone: +61 3 9482 9234),
Procion and other fiber reactive dyes, silk dye, direct
dye, disperse dye, acid dye, Lanaset dye, fabric paints, etc. Will ship
Silksational (Smithfield, New South Wales; phone: 02 9756 6554) Acid dye, Drimarene K fiber reactive dye (can be used with same recipes as Procion MX), Procion MX dye, Solarfast light-sensitive dyes, iDye and iDye Poly, direct dye, silk scarves and clothing blanks.
Zigzag Polymer Clay Supplies
(Christchurch, New Zealand) Jacquard Procion MX dye and Jacquard Acid dye in jars up to one pound, iDye direct and disperse dye, Rit all-purpose dye, Jacquard fabric paints, Airfix and other auxiliary chemicals. Retail and wholesale. Will ship internationally.
Slipstream Dyes and Prints (Johannesburg, South Africa; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) Vinyl sulfone (Remazol type) fiber reactive dyes, workshops.