W. Cushing & Company has been manufacturing and selling Cushing's "Perfection" dyes since 1879. Our acid and direct dyes have served generations of fiber artists. We sell dyes direct to customers and to a variety of outlets. Please contact us for our discount program, which is based on volume.

"Perfection" Acid Dye 1/3 oz. envelope   94 colors.                           $3.25

for wools, and all animal products, nylon and some silks.
Click here to see our Acid Dye color card.

"Perfection"Direct Dye 1/2 ounce jars  40 colors                               $3.95
For cotton, linen, hemp and all plant materials and some silks.
Click here to see our Direct Dye color card.
Contact us to have a free card for either acid or direct color mailed.

For simple Acid Dye instructions, click here

For simple Direct Dye Instructions click here


We offer as many books and pamphlets as we can find that will help you use our dyes.

Dye and Swatch Book List


White enamel dye pots: 12 quart                                                     $34.95

                                     16 quart                                                     $39.95

These enamel dye pots are ideal for dyeing. The white

inside color lets you monitor how your dye is being absorbed.

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Bluettes - Rubber gloves for dyeing (S, M, L)                                    $6.95

These insulated rubber gloves protect your hands from

heat and dye color.
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TOD dye measuring spoon                                                              $14.00

has 1/4 and 1/32 tsp. measurements
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Grey Dye Spoons- Four spoon set                                                     $65.00

1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64 and 1/128 tsp. measurements

Aluminum with a polished finish.
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Three Spoon set                                                                                 $45.00

does not include the 1 and 1/2 tsp. measurements.

Complete Cushing Swatch Book                                                         $100.00
This book contains wool swatches dyed to five precise shades using each

of our 94 acid dye colors (except black). The values are 25%, 50%, 75%,

full strength and double strength, based on 1/3 oz. of dye to one pound of

material. Contains complete tables for replicating the shades for various

weights of material. The perfect resource for seeing what our dyes can achieve.
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