Originally Posted by BunnyMcFluff
Don't use Dylon. It may not contain enough fixative to set the dye--and you could have bleeding diapers as a result.
Check out dharmatrading.com for procion dyes and synthropol. You won't need much of the synthropol--the low foam pint size will more than do you. To save on shipping, get soda ash at a swimming pool supply store or at Walmart with the pool care stuff.
I would advocate getting your dye through Dharma b/c it's cheaper per oz. You can get the 2 oz(or is it 4?) and that would be plenty to do some prefolds. If you know anybody who has a pool, ask em if you can borrow a cup of PhUP
As for the synthaprol, it's good to have but a mild detergent will get you by.
Also, if you have a fine arts supply store in your area, they probably carry jacquard brand procion dyes. It's the same that Dharma uses, except that Dharma builds on jacquard by mixing dyes to create a wider range of colors.
Two thoughts on the Dylon not working properly...Possibly the all-purpose dye was used instead of the cold water dye or, either the time or temp wsn't right thus causing the dye not to fully react with the fiber.