daisygirl89 daisygirl89
I'm new to Jacquard products and I recently bought some Procion MX dyes. I wanted to know if this product will work on dying tights/pantyhose? Or do I have to purchase Acid Dye for that? :confused:

I just don't want to go through all the work and find out that the dye doesn't stick to this fabric..

Thank so much!
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pburch pburch
[URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/aboutdyes.shtml][U]Which dye[/U][/URL] you can use depends entirely on the fiber content of the item you wish to dye.

Use Procion MX [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/fiberreactive.shtml][U]fiber reactive dyes[/U][/URL] with soda ash only on cellulose fibers, such as cotton, rayon, linen, or hemp. It works wonderfully on white tights made of 92% cotton and 8% spandex.

For [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/nylon.shtml][U]nylon[/U][/URL] tights, use [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/aciddyes.shtml][U]acid dyes[/U][/URL]. If you have nylon/spandex blend tights, be careful not to damage the spandex with high heat. See "[URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/spandex.shtml][U]How to dye spandex[/U][/URL]".

You can turn Procion MX dyes into acid dyes, for use on nylon and wool, by substituting vinegar or another acid for the soda ash, and adding a moist-heat-setting step. See "[URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/reactivedyesprotein.shtml][U]Fiber reactive dyes on protein fibers[/U][/URL]".

Don't even try to dye [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/dispersedye.shtml][U]polyester[/U][/URL]/spandex tights, because the high heat required to dye polyester will destroy spandex. Instead, use a [URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/fabricpaints.shtml][U]fabric paint[/U][/URL], such as Dye-Na-Flow, to color polyester/spandex tights.

Also see "[URL=http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/dyelog/B1063361308/C2070637368/E20100114100325/index.html][U]How to bleach and dye pantyhose[/U][/URL]".

Paula
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