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Topic: Procion MX or Drimarene K?  (Read 1466 times)
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aliengrace
« on: June 18, 2009 09:17:28 PM »

I'm dyeing cotton and some wool and silk, and don't have much cash flow plus in consideration of environment and health. Considering a fibre reactive primary red, yellow and blue, and fibre reactive black and protein fibre black. Anyone know which of the two is less healthy for me and/or planet? Which uses more water (Procion MX I think needs much more rinsing)? Which exhausts better? Or - which can be left for a few days and additional things left in the exhaust to dye? More reliable results? Thanks if anyone knows what I'm talking about!
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aliengrace
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009 03:11:56 AM »

...Eh well, maybe this is the wrong forum. Drimarene K is more available in English-speaking countries other than in North America.
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009 07:45:16 PM »

I've only ever used Procion MX so I can't make the comparison but I can tell you my experience with Procion MX on cotton (and one silk shirt). Most of the time, if I get a funky color, not the one I should, it's because I'm using an unknown fabric, it's too cold/hot, I don't stir well, or the dye is old. When I actually follow the directions well and use fresh dye, it is quite reliable.
Since both the dyes you're looking at are fiber reactive dyes, they probably have similar health considerations. I wear a dust mask while mixing the dye to avoid breathing it, and gloves. If you're doing immersion dying then you can't save the dye to use again because it stops working a short while after being mixed with soda ash, which you add directly to the dye bath. If you use squirt bottles with the dye and soak the fabric in soda ash instead of adding it to the dye, then are careful not to get soda ash in the bottles, you can leave the mixed dye for a few days and still use it.
You have some control over how much water you use. To save water, I don't rinse till it runs clear, just somewhat light, then toss the fabric in the machine with water as hot as the fabric can handle and a color catching detergent. I have not had any problems of the dye rubbing off after that.
Have you looked at this site? http://www.pburch.net/dyeing.shtml
You might be able to find answers to some of your questions there.
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