My Palette
Drag Color Chips
HERE

Citric Acid Powder

 4.84 ( 92 review )
Click here to add or update a review for this product.

Stock# Product Details Quantity Dharma Price
#CIT
 1 lb
$4.25
#CIT
 5 lb
$18.95
#CIT
 50 lb
$134.95
All prices calculated in US$ (Currency converter)
Currency Conversion Estimator
Powered by freecurrencyrates.com
About:  Security - Shipping - Returns
  • Description
  • Measurements
  • Instructions
  • Brochures
  • FAQ
  • Tutorials
  • Videos
Product Description

Citric Acid is a weak organic acid found in citrus fruits. In the fiber art world, it is used as an alternative to vinegar or acetic acid 56% when dyeing protein fibers such as silk or wool. It can be used both with Acid Dyes and Fiber Reactive Dyes on protein fibers. The big advantage - economical and has NO ODOR! Use 1 TBS to one pound dry fiber for immersion dyeing. Use 4 tsp. per quart (32 oz.) as a pre-soak for direct application of either Fiber Reactive or Acid Dyes, when steaming or microwaving to set. There are roughly 3 cups in a 1lb bag.

Made in: UNITED STATES (USA)
Category: Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Crafts & Hobbies > Fibercraft & Textile Arts > Textile Art Tools & Accessories

PRODUCT REVIEWS
92 Reviews
 (81)
Average Customer Review
Click here to add or update a review for this product.
 (5)
 (3)
 (1)
 (0)
MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS
3/1/2009
5
I don't know why it took me so long to switch from using vinegar to using citric acid for my yarn dyeing but I'm so glad I did. This stuff works like a charm and is easier and less expensive than white vinegar.
Was this review helpful? 
10 of 10 users found this review helpful.
6/15/2009
5
Using citric acid is so much cheaper than vinegar and also eliminates that awful vinegar smell. It's easy to use and works great!
Was this review helpful? 
7 of 7 users found this review helpful.
5/4/2009
5
Eliminates the smell of vinegar. Works great!
Was this review helpful? 
6 of 6 users found this review helpful.
1/20/2013
5
Awesome! So glad I don't have to run out and buy gallon after gallon of vinegar anymore. As for measurement I see a lot of different guidestables out there... I've found that mixing 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of citric acid into each 1 quart (32 oz.) mason jar of dye works perfectly.
Was this review helpful? 
5 of 5 users found this review helpful.
8/2/2015
5
I use it for crockpot dyeing. 14cup per vat and 2 to 3 hrs cooking time. Has been fantastic for exhausting all the dye. Works better than vinegar for me but am using more than technically recommended.
Was this review helpful? 
3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
MOST RECENT REVIEWS
9/6/2015
5
Great price!!
Was this review helpful? 
1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
9/1/2015
5
worked great
Was this review helpful? 
1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
7/11/2015
4
Tried for the first time instead of vinegar. No problems encountered and no difference noted with finished wool yarn.
Was this review helpful? 
1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
7/7/2015
5
This is an economial way to and necessary acid to acid dyes.
Was this review helpful? 
1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
5/20/2015
5
1 lb is a lot of powder. This will last le a while. Dissolved easily.
Was this review helpful? 
1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
4/30/2015
5
I love how cost effective Citrus Acid is and doesn't create a smell! It's great for dyeing.
Was this review helpful? 
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
4/19/2015
5
Wonderful product. When I added it to the dye bath with the color and mohair plush already in the dye bath it was like ... BAM! ... instant vibrant color.
Was this review helpful? 
1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
3/22/2015
5
Dissolved easily and smells better than vinegar what's not to love?
Was this review helpful? 
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.

Customer Comments
 

If you'd rather speak with a human, please call toll-free from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada M-F 8am to 5pm PST
Phone: 800-542-5227

  Item Added to Cart   Item Not Added
X
Close
Your Cart ( Items)
 
Subtotal $
 
View or Edit Cart
Return to Shopping

You can combine cotton and rayon clothing & accessories to get the greatest discounts. Your discount is figured on the total number of cotton and rayon items we ship, not how many of each type, style or size. Mix and match them to get the best discount.

Example; adding 1 each of 12 different T-shirts in size Large should give you the 12+ price on all 12 shirts.

Example; adding 12 pieces of 4 different sizes of a garment should give you the 36+ price on all 4 sizes.

Some products may be excluded from discounts, and / or may discount only with themselves. If you have any questions at all please contact us toll free at 800-542-5227 (no buttons, just humans).

Drag and Drop chips to the Palette first.