I am disappointed with the outcome of a dyeing project and hope someone can help. I tub dyed a 1/2 yard of mercerized cotton in turquoise dye -- came out beautifully. I then applied wax in pattern. Then mixed up following batch of dye "paint":
1 T soda ash
8 tablespoons thickener (superclear)
dye concentrate (jacquard cobalt blue)
1 cup chemical water (urea dissolved in water)
I applied dye "paint" with foam brush, covered with plastic bag, and left to batch overnight (about 21 hrs).
Rinsed in cold water; boiled to remove wax; washed in syntrapol & hot water twice; rinsed in hot water until water ran clear.
Problem: it looks like much of the dye washed out -- even the initial turquoise faded considerably after second dye bath.
Is this a function of temperature? Not enough liquid? The fabric was still moist when I rinsed out second dye bath.