I have found a source for Flourescent Yellow, made by DyStar here in Germany. The thing is, that I have to buy at least 5 kilos - roughly 10 pounds. I will try to get a sample first, to try working with it. The price would be approx 140 Euros per kilo. Please let me know, if you are interested. I will let you know, how it worked out. I hope mixing with other colors will make some nice colors.
I was alarmed last night to find every address I had for Olli Niemitalo's Dye Mixer Applet yielded a "404 Not Found". I fired off a message to him right away, and am very happy to already have his response with the new site:
It's such a neat way to think about different ways to mix color, although for some reason the results for blue MX-7RX don't quite work. (Very few of us have that particular rare and expensive dye, however; it costs about $100 a pound to order it from Germany or England.)
This is a permanent address which automatically redirects you to wherever Olli is keeping the dye mixer applet now.
I want to dye a large quanity (5 yards) of PFD muslin to a tea dye look. Does anyone know the formula for this. I have 35 dark brown and Chocolate brown dye on hand. I do this for myself and have not dyed that many times. Thanks for any help. Tee
As a newbie to the world of dyes, I have read just enough to get me totally confused. I recently purchased Dharma Fiber Reactive Procion Dyes for use on silk and other natural fibers. Somewhere I read that you could steam this dye rather than using the cold batch method of setting. If this is correct, what are the steps to do this? On the cold batch method, I read that the fabric had to stay damp from 6 to 24 hours. If steaming is an acceptable method of setting the dyes, when would this be done?
Any help that you could give would be greatly appreciated.
I want to know and get knowledges about cotton yarn mercerization. Now I am making research about cotton yarn mercerization.Please share your knowledges. I think you are interested in cotton yarn mercerization.
I am looking to make, what I call a "gradation dye", I'm not sure what they really are called. But they are all one shade, but it slowly get lighter or darker as you go up or down. Anyone know where I could find some instructions on that. Also, does anyone know what happened to the fiber-arts forum. It now sends you to an American Apparel site.
Here's another piece I dyed with remazol (vinyl sulfone) dyes, a long rayon dress.
I crumpled the dress tightly, making very rough horizontal pleats, and fitted it tightly into a glass container. Then I poured three cups of dye over different parts of the dress: 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of PRO Black 50% LR604 Liquid Reactive Dye in one cup (250 ml) of water; 1 teaspoon of PRO Intense Blue 50% LR406 Liquid Reactive Dye in one cup of water; and 1 teaspoon of PRO Fuchsia 50% LR308 Liquid Reactive Dye in one cup of water. Finally, I added 5 teaspoons (25 ml) of soda ash, dissolved in yet another cup of water, and microwaved to set the dye rapidly.
I have been trying to get in contact with the company Fashion Blanks (in Washington State). Their website does not have a phone number and every time I e-mail them, it bounces back as an unrecognized address. I am looking to do some batik (for children) and like what they are selling! Does anyone know how to get in direct contact with them or know of another company (other than Darma Trading) who sells great cotton blank clothing?!?!?!?!?!
Just lately I've been experimenting with remazol dyes, which are a kind of fiber reactive dye known as vinyl sulfone dye. After using Procion MX dyes, these are so easy to use! Not that Procion MX dyes are at all difficult, it's just that measuring out the dye powders can be a bit of a pain. Since I am buying the remazol dyes in liquid form, I don't have to mess with the inconvenience of dye powder. No need to turn off the A/C and fans and wear a dust mask to measure them out. Since I'm dyeing in my kitchen, this is a huge convenience....
I just recently started researching fabric dyeing, and yesterday, I decided to purchase my first Procion dyes and supplies to attempt dyeing fabric. I am extremely excited. Unfortunately, I am having a hard time coming up with simple techniques to try my first time. I definitely do not want my fabric a single uniform color. I do have squirt bottles, and some idea of what to do, but could anyone out there suggest some simple techniques for me to try my first time. Also, I would research techniques if I knew of a straightforward place to start. Most of the material out there right now seems overwhelming and confusing.
Last night I gave a talk about dyes and dyeing at the monthly meeting of the Tall Pines Weavers and Spinners Guild of Houston. It was the most fun I've had in ages, getting to talk to all these very interesting pleasant people, who asked very good questions. I think it went well.
Getting to see others' work in person was a real treat for me. I've never seen spinning close-up before, and enjoyed getting the chance to watch several people using drop spindles. I'd like to learn how to do that.
Here are a few things I just took some pictures of:
My wife wanted me to make some tapestries with a sea scape and they turned out OK, so I decided to try one on a dress and I like it.
Also a nice dress with a red lightning design.
This one was microwaved. It looks as thugh it didn't get hot enough and only parts of the chaos react
Here, drying on the line, is an entry I just dyed for the pink mandala project....
Got it a bit purpler than I intended. I printed out a protractor on card stock and cut it out to make a 36° angle to use as a guide.
A while back, I found a wonderful application tool in with my ink toner recycling kit-- a flat-tipped syringe. I could suck up the dye into it and apply it into tight folds. And I could use it on scrunch dye still with a lot of soda ash in it, to create little van gogh impressionistic starbursts, about an inch wide.
Then, last night, tragedy struck! The plunger came loose from the toppy thinging and now I need a new one. Toner kits are $10+, so I'm wondering if anyone uses a similar tool and where to buy such of a thing by its own self without the toner.
I soda-soak and then use unreacted dye when I tie-dye. I've noticed in the last few weeks that the dyes are 'going bad' very quickly - I mixed up a few colors one day, then went back to dye with those dyes 2 days later and my nice cobalt came out gray and the yellow vanished - disappointing to find out after wash-out! It's over 100 degrees outside and we are energy misers, not turning on the AC unless it's 88 inside so I imagine it's the heat. I have heard of refrigerating the dyes, how long will this keep them good, and should they come to room temp before using them? Thanks.
I am new to this list and all the technical info, though I have dyed for 30 years now. Relatively new on the market in Denmark, where I live, is Irgalan dyes, and we are trying to put together a starters kit with the three primary colours. But I haven't been able to find any info that can help me deside which dyes to order. Can anyone here help?
I have read some of the comments, mentioning a colour index - is there somewhere to learn more about this?
Paula, I am putting together a list of CMY Procion MX dye colors. After reading through the Procion MX chart on your website I understand that the following colors would be good to use.
Is this correct?
Also, In looking through Ruth Issett's 6 recommended colors I find that I can not locate some of these colors...
MXGR Golden Yellow
to name a few. Any ideas??
There used to be alot of them on the net...not having better example, I'm posting mine