black Procion MX "BLACK"
Last year in our summer edition of G&S News, I wrote a small article
about "recharging" your existing faded black jeans or
shirts back to a solid black colour. There are now a lot of happy
customers who still have rich dark black jeans a year later. We
still get many inquiries about actually dyeing white or light coloured
fabrics to black.
G&S currently carry two blacks in our Procion MX line. There’s
Black MX708 and Cotton Black MX702. What are the differences and
why do we carry two? Our Cotton Black is really a very dark green.
If you use less dye, it'll appear like a dark forest or aqua green.
From experience this is great for recharging faded black garments.
The other Black MX708 used to be red or purplish based. We have
just reformulated it to be better and blacker. It is now a blue
black. Perfect for dyeing light coloured fabrics to black. After
listening to customers, we found that they prefer their garments
to be bluish rather than purplish if it is dyed a lighter value.
As I write this message, I cannot help but notice the hype for
the new Star Wars movie. I have to admit to succumbing to the hype
and have viewed the movie, not once, but twice in the first 24 hours
of it’s opening. Now before all my readers wonder where my head
has gone, one of my motivations was the costumes. Although the action
is fast and furious, it is pretty impossible not to notice the exceptional
work. The queen's garments especially stand out as incredible examples
of textile design. Even if you don't have any interest in the movie,
you still should see it or pick up one of the many pictorials that
will be published just to view all the costumes.
For my regular readers know that summer marks the beginning of
the golfing, tennis and travelling seasons. Where will the roads
take me this year? As in past years, Southwestern Ontario, along
with Ottawa, Kingston and Montreal will be sure trips. But where
else will I venture? I do hope I find time in August or September
to make my first visit to The Maritimes. These trips provide me
an opportunity to meet up with friends, relatives and put a face
to my many customers. It also allows me to speak at local guilds
or even teach workshops along the way. If you wish to "intercept"
and book time during these jaunts across the country, please give
me a ring to arrange it.