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.
Total Members: 315,451
Currently Running With Scissors:
175 Guests and 5 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: questions about procion mx dyes  (Read 928 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
luxx
Offline Offline

Posts: 145
Joined: 23-Jun-2005

Used to be one of the rotten ones


View Profile WWW
« on: July 22, 2008 10:51:51 AM »

So I have been dying my own protein fibers for awhile now, but have never dyed plant based fibers. I recently bought some procion mx dyes and soda ash from my lys, but have read a few different ways of using the dyes. How do you wonderful fiber artists do your dying? Do I need to soak my fiber in soda ash water for a day prior to dying or just add it when I do the dye bath? I'm so confused.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

tweet me!
luxfish on twitter
I'm drinking water through my eyes, it's a trick I learned
www.luxfish.etsy.com
Chillin' so hard my ass almost froze off
truepeacenik
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008 12:13:58 PM »

Hey, luxx.
 we just soak our whites the night before. (resist dyeing, already stitched, but we band any areas we want after its all soaked, so socks would be dumped in the water with no prep whatsoever.)
 the only real thinking ahead is to let our 3/4 full 5 gal bucket of water sit out 24 hrs to dechlorinate.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
TwilightDancer
i dye therefore i am
Offline Offline

Posts: 79
Joined: 13-Sep-2005


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008 06:58:47 PM »

i mostly soak my items first (whether it be straight up fabric or already tied up projects) and then dye them.

i soak in 1 gallon of water per cup of soda ash.

getting all the liquid out of the fabric before you dye is a good idea- the more soaked the fabric- the less the dye will pop. a trick is to get all your soaked items- and instead of wringing them out- throw them in a washer's spin cycle- this gets all the extra liquid out of the material and it rocks.
you can dry it on a line outside- and then you will have a dry piece of prepared fabric that you just dye with procion dyes, mixed with water and urea if you like. (personally i dont usually use urea)
already-tied pieces should be kept wet  until their dyed- plastic bags work awesome.

if i do a straight up dunk and dyebath- the soda ash will go into the whole mix.

although i have found that soaking a piece that was dried with the soda ash in it in just dye and water for 24 hours works too.

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
@Home This Weekend: Intoxication Station
Tute Tuesday: Little Bunny Rabbit Toy
Hanging Around



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

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!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands