Itzame Itzame
I understand from lots of instructions that Procion dyes are cold water dyes... But why then, does it require very hot water for washing out?

I want to dye cotton and linen for some home project, but doing so to one small piece of cotton, shrank it by over 20%.... so not really cold water dyes after all!

Why on earth do they have to be washed out at 60C when some linens shouldnt be washed over 30 or 40C?
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Victoria Victoria
Hi there-"cold water dyes" is not a literal definition but more of a comparison to other dyes that require boiling water. That said, warm tap water at a temp of 105F (40C) will work just fine with our Procion dyes. To see our instructions go to

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