Thoughts from the Studio — fiber reactive dyes

Mixing Up Fiber Reactive Dye Stock Solutions

Posted by Sarah Jackson on

If you want to create hand dyed fabric on a regular basis, I'd suggest making a set of dye stock solutions.  Instead of handling the dye powders every time you have a dyeing project, mix up a liquid dye stock solution  once every two weeks or so. This way, you'll be dealing with liquid dye, rather than powdered dye. Breathing in powdered dyes on a regular basis can cause allergies to dyes -- a quick end to your dyeing fun! For my work, I mix up 5% and 10% concentrate dye stock solution. I have a set of small plastic...

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