Making Dye

Making dye on Shabbos:[1]

It is forbidden to make dye on Shabbos, such as by soaking pigment in water, [due to the dyeing prohibition[2], or alternatively due to the kneading prohibition[3].]


General Q&A

May one use Q-tips on Shabbos?

This is allowed.[4]


[1] Magen Avraham 320/25 brought also in Mishneh Berurah 252/1; Michaber and Admur 252/1 that doing so is only permitted from before Shabbos.

[2] As rules Rambam

[3] As rules Raavad

[4] As it is no different than one using tissues after the bathroom.

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