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 dyebath containing water, a specific amount of dye, and the appropriate chemical assistants for a specific length of time. For smooth, even color, the dyebath must be stirred frequently. A large enamel or stainless steel container, or plastic bucket can be used for holding the dyebath.
For even, smooth color, the fiber should be able to move freely in the dyebath. Any more water in the dyebath will dilute the dyes more than necessary, and decrease the shade and increase the dyeing time. Increasing the volume of the dyebath requires the dye run to be longer for the dye molecules to reach the fiber. If the dyebath 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 dyebath. 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 dyebath. 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 dyepot in a different pattern.