|Jacquard Procion MX dyes|
As this is the only dye you can fix without using heat, Procion MX dyes are excellent for Batik work where it is crucial to have a cold dye-bath so as not to melt the wax resist.
The instructions on each pot are simple to follow and the quantity of dye used is determined how dark you require the finished colour to be. Black (and some darker colours) will require more dye powder as it is notoriously difficult to achieve when dyeing fabrics.
The procion dyes also work well in a washing machine and Jacquard have included instructions for this process on the label (you may have to adapt it slightly as the directions relate to a front loading machine).
|A selection of the handy dyers tools |
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The Fibrecrafts Procion MX dyes can be used in exactly the same way. Although there are less colours to choose from, the powders can be mixed to produce any colour and as the dye is available in 50g pots, it is more economical to use when working on larger projects. We recommend note keeping to record the quantities used to create your own colours.
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