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'MX' DYES


This is a cold water fibre reactive dye (referred to as Procion MX). Excellent for immersion, direct application, microwave and many other techniques. The dyes produce very brilliant colours that are both light fast and wash fast to all natural fibres. These dyes also will dye jute, wood paper and basketry materials. For Instructions


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#
Color Name
 25 gm
50 gm
100 gm
500 gm
 
204
Golden Yellow (Yellow 3R)
4.25
6.75
11.50
45.00
208
Bright Yellow (Yellow 8G)
4.95
8.25
14.75
55.00
214
 Yellow
4.75
7.75
13.75
51.25
302
 Orange (Orange 2R)
4.75
7.75
13.75
51.25
400
 Scarlet
4.50
7.25
13.25
48.50
405
Hot Pink (Red 5B)
4.25
6.75
11.50
45.00
408
Fuchsia (Red 8B)
4.25
6.75
11.50
45.00
410 Magenta (no longer available)        
415
Raspberry (Violet B)
4.50
7.25
13.25
48.50
412
 Red
4.75
7.75
13.75
51.25
416
 Burgundy
5.50
8.95
16.50
65.00
500
 Royal Blue (Blue R)
5.25
8.50
15.50
59.50
502
Slate Blue (Blue 2G125)
5.50
8.95
16.50
65.00
504
 Sky Blue
4.95
8.25
14.75
55.00
506
Ceruleun Blue (Blue G)
5.50
8.95
16.50
65.00
510
Turquoise (Turquoise G)
4.75
7.75
13.75
51.25
512
 Navy
5.50
8.95
16.50
65.00
518
 Marine Blue
5.50
8.95
16.50
65.00
600
 Chino
4.95
8.25
14.75
55.00
605
 Red Brown
5.25
8.50
15.50
59.50
611
 Soft Brown
4.95
8.25
14.75
55.00
615
Burnt Orange Brown
4.75
7.75
13.75
51.25
620
 Brick
4.95
8.25
14.75
55.00
701
 Grey
4.95
8.25
14.75
55.00
702
 Cotton Black (green based)
4.95
8.25
14.75
55.00
708
 Black (blue based)
5.50
8.95
16.5
65.00
800
 Dark Green
5.25

8.50

15.50
59.50
805 Lime Green
4.95
8.25
14.75
55.00
808
 Olive Green
5.25
8.50
15.50
59.50
811
 Jade Green

5.50

8.95
16.50
65.00
820
 Grass Green
5.50
8.95
16.50
65.00
904
Purple (Violet G)
4.95
8.25
14.75
55.00
910
 Violet
5.50
8.95
16.50
65.00

Please inquire about prices for quantities larger than 2.5Kg

 

 Colour Chart #205

 $3.00/each

 

 Starter Kit

 $30.00/each

 - 4 x 25 gm jars of dye  
 - 214 Yellow  - 510 Turquoise
 - 408 Fuchsia  - 708 Black
 - 200 gm Urea  - 250 gm Sodium Carbonate
 - 1 Kg Sodium Sulphate  - 60 mL T.N.A. Soap
- 60mL Raycafix Dye Fixative  - Instructions
 

 

 

'MX' INTSTRUCTIONS

 * Immersion Dyeing
 * Direct Application Tie-Dyeing
 * Batik using MX dyes
 * Dowload instructions

 


IMMERSION DYEING INSTRUCTIONS



FOR 1 LB DRY FABRIC

Materials Needed:


Instructions:

  1. Wash fabric with 1/2 oz of T.N.A Soap to remove dirt and sizing.
  2. Dissolve dye and salt in 2 liters of hot tap water.
  3. Add 5 liters of warm water.
  4. Wet fabric and place into dye bath.
  5. Stir as much as possible for 20-30 minutes
  6. Fully dissolve Sodium Carbonate in 3 cups of hot tap water and add to the dye bath.
  7. Stir for 30 minutes more.
  8. Take fabric out and rinse under cool water until clear. Use Raycafix if dyes bleed persistently. Wash as usual with 1/2 oz. of T.N.A Soap.

Notes:

  • Some dye may come out in subsequent washes. As a precaution wash garment separately initially. If persistent wash with Raycafix Dye Fix.
  • Common sense should be used when handling any dye or chemical. Prolonged inhalation of dye powder can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Avoid breathing the powder and wear a dust mask and rubber gloves. Keep out of eyes and mouth and always supervise children. Keep dyes in a closed container in a cool dry place. In an emergency please contact retailer or refer to MSDS.

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DIRECT APPLICATION TIE-DYEING


FOR EACH COLOUR:

2-5 teaspoons (5-15gm) Procion `MX' Dye
3 tsp Urea


GENERAL SUPPLIES:

5 Tbsp Sodium Carbonate
2 cups of non-iodized salt (3 cups for reds)
String or Elastic
Gloves
Plastic Bag
Hot Water
60mL G&S TNA Soap (generic Synthrapol)

 

1. Wash the fabric well and tie, scrunch or bind the fabric for desired pattern.
2. Dissolve 5 Tbsp of Sodium Carbonate and 2 cups salt in 4L of hot water and soak the fabric for 20 minutes. Wring excess solution back into the container. The fabric should be just damp. Keep the remaining for future use
.
3. Dissolve the required amounts of dye and urea in one cup (250mL) of hot water. Solution will last two days but the colour is strongest in the first four hours.
4. Place the fabric into a bowl or on the plastic drop sheets. Apply the dye solution by squirting, brushing, pouring or sponging onto desired areas.

5. Cover the fabric with another drop sheet or place bowl into a plastic bag.

6. To Set, follow ONLY one of the following methods;

i) Microwave on high for 4-5 minutes. Take out package and leave at room temperature for a few hours. Caution should be taken to make sure item is fully damp and in a sealed microwave safe bag or dish covered with plastic wrap. Failure to follow could lead to a burnt item.

ii) Leave covered or bagged for 24-48 hours at room temperature

7. After setting, rinse the fabric under cool water till the water is clear.

8. Take fabric out and rinse under cool water until clear. Use Raycafix if dyes bleed persistently. Wash as usual with 1/2 oz. of T.N.A Soap.


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Notes:

  • Some dye may come out in subsequent washes. As a precaution wash garment separately initially. If persistent wash with Raycafix Dye Fix.
  • Common sense should be used when handling any dye or chemical. Prolonged inhalation of dye powder can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Avoid breathing the powder and wear a dust mask and rubber gloves. Keep out of eyes and mouth and always supervise children. Keep dyes in a closed container in a cool dry place. In an emergency please contact retailer or refer to MSDS.

 

 

BATIK USING 'MX' DYES



FABRICS

Procion MX can be used on all 100% NATURAL fabrics: Cotton, Linen, Silk, Rayon, Hemp, and Wool.



SUPPLIES

  • Batik wax or a mixture of 2:1 Beeswax and Paraffin wax
  • Pins, tacks or clips to hold fabric taught
  • Vessels large enough to accommodate fabric
  • Table or frame on which to stretch fabric
  • Natural fibre brush or tjanting tool
  • Garbage bag or plastic drop sheets
  • Measuring cup and spoons
  • Electric frying pan
  • Stirring Stick
  • G&S TNA Soap (generic Synthrapol)
  • Pressing iron
  • Hot water
  • Gloves



INGREDIENTS

The amount of Procion `MX' Dye and chemicals required, depend on the nature of the fabric as well as the shade of colour required. Generally the thicker or heavier the fabric, the more the dye that would be required to achieve a particular shade.
The procedure outlined below is for 3 yards of 36" light cotton material (1 lb.) dyed medium strength colour.



A - Immersion Method

25 gm of Procion `MX' Dye (50gm for black or navy)
2-3 Cups Salt
4 Tbs. (60 gm) Sodium Carbonate


B - Direct Method

4 tsp. of Procion `MX' Dye (6 tsp. for black or navy)
3 tsp. of Urea
2 Tbs. of salt (3 for reds)
1 Tbs. of Sodium Carbonate



WAXING PROCEDURE

1) Wash fabric in hot water and 0.5oz TNA Soap, rinse, dry and iron
2) Stretch fabric taut on table or frame using tacks or pins.
3) Plan design and draw on fabric areas to be waxed at first waxing.
4) Heat wax in an electric frying pan at 225 - 350oF. Do not let the wax smoke!
5) Apply wax with brush or tjanting tool and leave to cool for about an hour. To produce a finish with more clearly defined areas, leave overnight or place in refrigerator for an hour.



DYEING INSTRUCTIONS - IMMERSION

1) Dissolve dye and salt in 2 litres of hot tap water.
2) Add 5-6 litres of cool water.
3) Stir as much as possible for 15 minutes.
4) Fully dissolve Sodium Carbonate in hot water and add to the dye bath.
5) Stir for at least 30 minutes more.
6) Take fabric out and rinse under warm water till clear
7) Allow the fabric to dry. Do not use the dryer.
8) To add next colour, apply more wax to dry fabric and then dye again with another colour.



DYEING INSTRUCTIONS - DIRECT

1) Dissolve the required amounts of dye salt and urea in one cup (250 mL) of hot tap water. This solution will last two days but the colour is strongest in the first four hours.
2) Test for desired colour on a piece of cloth before adding the carbonate to solution.
3) Paint dyes to desired areas with brush.
4) Allow fabric to dry.
5) Apply more wax to dry fabric and then dye again with other colours.
6) On the last application cover fabric or bag the fabric. Leave 24-48 hours at room temperature.
7) After setting, rinse in cold water until the water runs clear. Then follow with a rinse in hot water.
8) Allow the fabric to dry. Again, do not use a dryer.
9) You may also steam the fabric immediately for 30 minutes instead of bagging . See steaming instructional sheet.



PROCEDURE FOR WAX REMOVAL

1) Place fabric between sheets of paper towels that are placed over a bed of newspapers (never iron directly on the fabric)
2) Set iron on cotton and iron slowly over the paper towels covering the batik. The wax will rest and be absorbed into the towels beneath. Change the paper towels and iron until as much wax as possible has been absorbed.
3) Have the Batik dry cleaned to remove the remaining wax


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