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Using Procion MX for Wool

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Merino and cotton cloth

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The Art of Cloth Dyeing taught by Jane Dunnewold

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What materials did you use? Procion MX dyes comparison of overdyeing a purchased cotton print with a white background, and some merino wool roving. On the cloth, you can see the red/pink struck alot faster than the blue. But the dyes did not strike differently on the wool. I was told that these dyes also work in an acid environment, is this true?

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You can use MX dyes as acid dyes by changing out the fixative - using citric acid or white vinegar as the "fixer" instead of soda ash. Steaming is usually recommended in that setting. Since it is slightly beyond the scope of this class, you could go to the Prochem and Dye site and download their free instructions to find out how to use the dyes as acid dyes for protein fiber.

09/27/2012 Flag

Thanks for letting me know. I just didn't have any idea, but now have a full set of both the Procion MX and acid dyes. Thought you might want to see this, yes, outside the scope, but in one segment you mentioned wool, so I tried it. It was interesting the way the dyes struck differently.

09/27/2012 Flag

Just lovely.....your use of a b/w printed fabric. Just gorgeous colors, too. ***smiles***

03/01/2016 Flag