Dyed Reed and Other Dyed Media

Dyeing with Rit® Dye
The most popular and most economical dye to use is Rit® dye, which comes in a variety of colors and is easy to mix. Rit® dye has a mixing chart online and offers advice for mixing custom colors.

Rit® Dye Mixes that Work
Below is a collection of dry Rit® mixes for reed. Please note some colors may no longer be available from Rit®.

Black

1 pkg. # 15 Black Dye in very hot water and let reed dry Then, re-dye the reed

Blue Spruce

1 part # 29 Royal Blue
½ part #35 Dark Green

Caramel

2 pkgs. #42 Golden Yellow
1 ½ tsp. #20 Cocoa Brown

Christmas Red

½ part #5 Scarlet
½ part #9 Cardinal

Cranberry Red

1 part #5 Scarlet
½ part #10 Wine

Deep Purple

½ part #44 Black Plum
½ part #13 Purple

Dusty Rose

½ pkg. #19 Mauve
1 Tsp. #16 Tan

Grape

½ part #13 Purple
½ part #10 Wine

Jade Green

1 pkg. #32 Kelly Green
1 pkg. Yellow
½ pkg. #35 Dark green

Navy Blue

1 part #30 Navy
½ part #29 Royal Blue

Rust

1 part #40 Tangerine
½ part #20 Cocoa Brown

Sage

1 part #39 Pearl Grey
½ part #29 Sea Foam Green

Teal Blue

1 part #29 Royal Blue
1/4 part #32 Kelly Green

Teal Green

1 ½ part #32 Kelly Green
½ part #29 Royal Blue

 

Note: These tips and tricks have been passed from weaver to weaver over the years. MBG does NOT claim originality but provides this form for sharing those deemed beneficial to new and experienced weavers.