This cold water fiber reactive Jacquard Procion MX dye is known the world over. Perfect for dyeing all bast fibers such as cotton, linen, rayon, ramie and hemp. Jacquard Procion dyes are used for dyeing solid colors, rainbow dyeing, to over dye fiber, fabrics or garments. Since this cold water dye uses only hot tap water and no other source of heat it is very safe and easy to use. This cold water dye is perfect for tie-dye, immersion dyeing, batik, airbrush, screen-printing, spatter painting, gradation dyeing for quilters and more! Each 2/3 ounce jar will dye about one pound of fiber or fabric. Choose from 40 amazing shades.
Use Soda Ash and household salt to set this dye. No longer available
Immersion or tub dyeing is submerging the fiber being dyed in the dyebath containing water, a specific amount of dye, and the appropriate chemical assistants for a specific length of time. For smooth, even color, the dye bath must be stirred frequently. A large enamel or stainless steel container, or plastic bucket can be used for holding the dye bath.
For even, smooth color, the fiber should be able to move freely in the dye bath. Any more water in the dye bath will dilute the dyes more than necessary, and decrease the shade and increase the dyeing time. Increasing the volume of the dye bath requires the dye run to be longer for the dye molecules to reach the fiber. If the dye bath is not stirred frequently (every 2 to 5 minutes), the dye and fiber will react unevenly, leaving light and dark patches. To stir fabric, wearing rubber gloves, lift the fiber from the dye bath. Unfold creases, and return the fiber to the bath in a different configuration. To stir yarn, use two stainless steel, plexiglass, or wooden stir sticks. Gently slide one stick into the skein near a cross-tie and lift above the dye bath. With the other stick, pick up a different point of the cross-tie on the skein. Remove the first stick, use that stick to redirect the yarn back into the dye pot in a different pattern.