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misfitknits
« on: May 31, 2008 08:08:58 PM »

ok, i haven't found many posts here about cushing's brand acid dyes, so i'm assuming maybe there aren't that many here that use them, bc i did find questions about them posted with no answers, but i'm giving it a shot anyways!

since these dyes have S&%T for instructions, i need advice on making stock solutions, i don't want to try to wing it, and screw it up, i'm VERY new at dyeing and have never made stocks *besides kool-aid, hehe!* so i need ratios of water to vinegar to dye powder. the only thing i've found was 32 ounces water to i packet of the dye, but nothing about the vinegar and as i will mostly be dyeing cold pour method *hand painting, spot dyeing*, i need all my stocks made up before hand.

i really hope there is someone out there who can help me!!! thanks in advice for reading and replying!!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008 05:34:12 PM »

REGARDING CUSHING ACID DYES, THESE DYES ARE USED MOSTLY BY RUGHOOKERS.  THEY ARE NOT COLD WATER DYES, YOU NEED HEAT TO SET THE DYES, EITHER BY SIMMERING, BAKING, MICROWAVING, OR STEAMING.  THE ACID (VINEGAR, CITRIC ACID) IS NEEDED TO TO SET THE DYES.  ACID DYES ARE USED TO DYE WOOL FIBERS, THEY DO NOT WORK ON COTTON OR ANY PLANT TYPE FIBER.  THE DIRECTIONS ARE THE SAME FOR ALL ACID DYES.  CUSHING DYES ARE VERY EXPENSIVE, YOU ARE BETTER OFF USING PRO CHEM ACID DYES, JACQUARD ACID DYES, OR DHARMA ACID DYES.  ANY OF THESE COMPANIES HAVE EXCELLENT INSTRUCTIONS ON THEIR WEB SITES. CHECK THEM OUT.  JO
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