lisa b lisa b
Instead of using the salt with the Idye can you soak it in Soda Ash before dyeing.
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pburch pburch
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Instead of using the salt with the Idye can you soak it in Soda Ash before dyeing.
There's no reason to. [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/sodaash.shtml][U]Soda ash[/U][/URL] fixes [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/fiberreactive.shtml][U]fiber reactive dyes[/U][/URL] to cotton and rayon, but it won't do anything to fix the [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/directdye.shtml][U]direct dyes[/U][/URL] in your iDye.

If the instructions on your packet of dye call for added [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/salt.shtml][U]salt[/U][/URL], use it. The instructions are there for a reason. Carefully follow the instructions if you want to produce the best results.

Personally, I prefer Procion MX dye to iDye, if you're dyeing a plant fiber such as cotton. The results last longer, and no hot water is required. Procion MX dyes do require soda ash.

Paula
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