Originally Posted by Susan_McCormack
I have a question about procion dyes. I've got a bottle of procion MX dye and I tried dyeing cotton and it didn't seem to take. Do I need something else to make it "stick"?
Originally Posted by kimberlylibby
Poop. It makes great brown streaks down the middle.
|I'm new to dyes. they don't wash out into other cothes?|
Originally Posted by Jenb
Yes, you do need to use both salt, and Soda Ash-which acts as a fixative. Soda Ash is an alkalai that enables the reaction between the dye and the fibers.
Originally Posted by Sleepymama
Yep, also if you have hard water add some water softener.
Dharma has instructions here
I read you can get soda ash at pool supply places but I've only ordered mine from Dharma. It's not that expensive if you are already ordering from them.