Jenneelk Jenneelk
I just bought this to test out and love the color result but after 5 washes I am still getting big time bleeding out.
I used as directed, washes fabric with synthropol as I usually do in preparation for dyeing, soaked with salt for 35 min. rinsed and washed two times on warm with detergent then three more with cold water.
I put 2 white towels in with them during last two washes and they are very yellow.
Color dye was chartreuse for naturals and fabric was bamboo and cotton.
I had about 2.5 pounds of fabric.
Any insight is appreciated. I like the ease of this and results but can't have fabric bleeding or needing this many post washes.
Thanks! :)
Jennifer
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pburch pburch
IDye is [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/directdye.shtml][U]direct dye[/U][/URL]. From what I hear, people like it a lot more than the direct dye in Rit brand dye, but it's still direct dye, so it cannot have the washfastness of a [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/fiberreactive.shtml][U]fiber reactive dye[/U][/URL]. (I myself strongly prefer Procion MX and vinyl sulfone dyes.)

There is an easy solution for a problem with bleeding direct dye. No, it's not salt or vinegar. Purchase a cationic dye fixative. Jacquard's brand is Jacquard iDye Fixative (e.g., see [URL=http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/6988220-AA.shtml][U]Dharma's page[/U][/URL]). For more information about this general class of product see my page, [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/fixative.shtml][U]Commercial Dye Fixatives[/U][/URL]. You don't need this fixative on fiber reactive dyes, but it is quite useful for direct dyes.

-Paula
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