Used as a fixer, Jacquard Procion MX dyes require soda ash to bind the dye to the fiber. 16 oz.
Used to remove sizeing, impregntors or other chemicals from your fiber or fabric. Synthrapol is used as a washing agent to will remove hidden stains that may cause uneven dyeing. 6 oz.
Immersion or tub dyeing is submerging the fiber being dyed in the dye bath containing water, a specific amount of dye, and the appropriate chemical assistants for a specific length of time. For smooth, even color, the dye bath must be stirred frequently. A large enamel or stainless steel container, or plastic bucket can be used for holding the dye bath.
For even, smooth color, the fiber should be able to move freely in the dye bath. Any more water in the dye bath will dilute the dyes more than necessary, and decrease the shade and increase the dyeing time. Increasing the volume of the dye bath requires the dye run to be longer for the dye molecules to reach the fiber. If the dye bath is not stirred frequently (every 2 to 5 minutes), the dye and fiber will react unevenly, leaving light and dark patches. To stir fabric, wearing rubber gloves, lift the fiber from the dye bath. Unfold creases, and return the fiber to the bath in a different configuration. To stir yarn, use two stainless steel, plexiglass, or wooden stir sticks. Gently slide one stick into the skein near a cross-tie and lift above the dye bath. With the other stick, pick up a different point of the cross-tie on the skein. Remove the first stick, use that stick to redirect the yarn back into the dye pot in a different pattern.