I have been experimenting with the little tie dye kits you can buy at places like Walmart. I've recently found out that they are Procion dyes.
What I have been doing is a type of "splash" dye technique, and while the fabric is still wet, I sprinkle salt on it.
It dries beautifully! Wonderful patterns emerge and they are exactly what I want.
My problem comes when I have to rinse the excess dye out. Not only do I lose a tremendous amount of the bright colors (almost to a pastel at times), I also lose all the wonderful effects that the salt made!
What could I do to keep the bright colors and also keep the effects from salt?? Any ideas?? Any and all help appreciated!!
(For an idea of what I'm doing, check out the new "batik" style fabrics for quilters. This stuff is running $9 - $12 a yard!!)