A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 307,987
Currently Running With Scissors:
410 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: which wash cycle for procion mx dye?  (Read 915 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
roxxerz
« on: September 17, 2008 01:31:55 PM »

Hi,

I'm dyeing a pair of jeans this evening using a procion mx dye. Just wondering if anyone knows which cycle I should run when putting the jeans into the washing machine? I know the normal cycle is around 2hours, but my machine has a program set for 30Celsius that takes about 40 minutes - will this do just as well? Is the machine cycle part of the process simply to wash the excess dye and dye-bath-water out of the jeans?

Thanks,

Shelly
THIS ROCKS   Logged
ms_wu
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009 01:06:58 PM »

I usually wash twice in cold water, the second cycle with detergent and the first without, but this is because you really don't want the excess dye rinsing out with your next load of NON-DYED laundry, especially if I may have underfixed some of the dye.  Even still, sometimes I wash one more time with my "dye" towels before introducing Procion-dyed items to the rest of my laundry.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Placemat Shoulder Purse
We Can Do It!
Meatless Monday: Squash and Onion Galette

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.