Triple Dye Kit

Different Dyes for Different Fibres

The SDC has worked closely with experts from industry and education to produce the ‘Different dyes for different fibres’ educational resource kit.

This practical science and technology kit provides everything needed (apart from a kettle of hot water) for an easy demonstration of the dyeing process that highlights the difference between fibres. It amazes pupils with an excellent introduction to some of the ways in which our clothes are coloured and also introduces pupils to the existence of a range of fibres.TDK5

The demonstration provides dramatic results in a few simple steps. Three coloured dye solutions (red, yellow and blue) are supplied. Mixed together they form a murky brown solution and the magic occurs when the SDC multi fibre strip is added.

The multi fibre strip is a specially woven fabric that contains six different fibre types. The three dyes are fixed to different fibres meaning the fibre that emerges out of the murky dye bath has yellow, red, blue and white stripes!

Supporting information, lesson ideas, curriculum links and guidance for teachers is included with the kit, which is tailored for different levels and subjects:

  • KS2 Primary (cross curricular – Science and Technology)
  • Science Secondary
  • Textiles Secondary

Kit contents

  • Plastic Bucket
  • Kit Photos 0101.5 Metres multi fibre strip
  • 3 Synthetic Dyes (red, yellow & blue)
  • Wooden Stirrer
  • Teacher Information Guide*
  • Pupil Worksheet*
  • Multi Fibre Strip Results Grid*

*Information and files provided electronically


Price £20 + VAT per unit.   Delivery dependent on geographical location.  A 10% bulk order discount is available on orders of 10 units or more

Payment Methods:

By paypal in our shop

By invoice, credit card or cheque.  (Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Society of Dyers and Colourists’) please contact the Colour Experience team T +44 (0) 1274 725138 (Option 3)

This is an excellent resource that gives children a good hands-on prediction and clear results. A great resource – I would use it again.

Primary Teacher

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