Dharma Fiber Reactive Procion Dyes. Question: What makes Fiber Reactive dyes unique from other dyes?
What are all the different ways to make it permanent ("fix" it) on cellulose, and on protein. Answer: Fiber reactive dyes, like Procion MX, bond with the fiber at a molecular level, becoming chemically part of the fabric. On cellulose soda ash is the primary fixer. I'm a novice dyer and I'm having trouble with one of the Procion MX dye colors in a dyebath situation. What are you dyeing: cotton, linen, hemp etc.?
Why is mixing dyes to achieve desired colors different from mixing pigments? Dyes are transparent, pigments are not. Which is the best fiber reactive black dye to use? We have 4 black fiber reactive dyes, each with a different color cast. What does the Soda Ash do in a dyebath? When you add salt and dye to the dyebath along with the fabric the absorbed dye is locked in the fabric so it will not wash off. What does the salt do in a dyebath? The salt helps the dye stick to the fabric. What is Afterfix and how do I use it? Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks – Tried and True. A couple months ago I came upon a tutorial on The Artful Parent for Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks.
I hadn’t really heard about playsilks before that but upon further investigation found out that they’re awesome. They can be pretty much anything your child wants them to be: capes, dresses, blankets, scenery, tents and the list goes on and on. So, seven of us got together with our seven toddlers (all under 2 years) and dyed 42 playsilks in total. We started around 11 am and didn’t finish until about 5 pm. We did six scarves at a time, with the other mothers pitching in to watch the child of whoever was working on their playsilks.
After we did the first batch of Kool-Aid packets, some of the mothers decided to get a bit creative with color combination and as a result we ended up with 14 different color at the end of the day. Edit: Here are a few answers to some of the more popular questions posted in the comments. Where did you get your scarves/What size were they? Will these bleed? Therapeutic blends contain whole, natural herbs and spices & rice. Aromatherapy is the art of using herbs and spices both externally and internally for preventive health care, healing and relaxation.
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