Added Apr 13, 2008
Dyeing your cloth:
Once all your stitches are tied tightly, you are ready to begin dyeing.
I recommend using MX Reactive dyes which are made by Prochemical and Dye Co which is based in Somerset, Ma. They have a website with very useful how-to’s and information. MX Reactive dyes will work on Cellulose based fibers (cotton, linen, rayon). If you are using silk or wool you will need dyes for Protein based fibers, like Acid dyes. These dyes are generally not considered toxic if used correctly. However, airborne powers may be harmful to breathe in. Make sure you wear gloves and a mask until your powders are dissolved. More dyeing instructions can be found on their website. http://www.prochemical.com/directions/MX_Immersion.htm
You will need:
Pro MX dye powder- 2oz will dye 14 yds of muslin a medium shade.
Synthrapol, or a light soap,
Soda Ash – the dye activator,
5 gallon bucket or large stainless steel pot – not used for cooking!
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