Fibre reactive Procion MX dyes have been formulated for use on cellulose fibres such as cotton, linen and viscose and soda ash is used to set them in a cold water dye bath. The low dyeing temperature makes these dyes ideal for use in Batik work because they will not melt the wax designs on the fabric. There is further information about Procion MX dyes in the Blog and our post, Procion MX Fibre Reactive Dyes, includes information about dye recipes and techniques for applying the dyes.
Although the dyes are best used on natural plant fibres, such as cotton, viscose and linen, they can be used for dyeing silk and wool and give adequate colour results. However, we do recommend using Acid dyes for animal fibres such as wool, silk, cashmere, mohair and feathers as the dyes have proved to be the most effective for protein fibres.Continue reading...
Choose from the ready-mixed Jacquard Procion MX dyes in 18g pots, or the larger sized 50g pots of Fibrecrafts Procion MX dyes which can be mixed to formulate endless colour options. There are also a choice of kits which include the Jacquard Tie-Dye Kit, and the Fibrecrafts Fibre Reactive dye kit designed for learning all about using these dyes.
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