Procion MX dyes are “cold water dyes” that are fixed chemically rather than with heat. This unique property sets them apart from other fabric dyes and establishes them as the undisputed king of backyard dyeing, batik and tie dye. This Procion MX Set includes 4 essential colors to start dying, as well as Soda Ash fixer.
Procion MX Color Wheel Mixing Chart
4—2/3 oz/18.71 kg jars of Procion MX dye powder with the following colors:
Because Procion MX dyes is used away from the stovetop, they are ideal for shibori, ice dyeing, tub and low water immersion dyeing, as well as printing, direct painting and other “alternative” dye applications. As a fiber-reactive dye, Procion MX forms a strong covalent bond with cellulosic fibers, making it the most permanent and wash fast of all dyestuffs.
Mix the concentrated dye powder with tap water to create the most vibrant colors possible for cotton, linen and other plant-based fabrics. You can also use with protein fibers if acidified. Procion MX dyes are typically used with a soda ash fixative, which can be added directly to the dye bath or used to pretreat the fabric as in tie dyeing and other “batch setting” techniques. Typically, one 2/3 oz bottle will dye more than 1 lb of dry fabric. However, very bright colors will require more dye and pastel colors will require less.
Tie dye, immersion dyeing, batik, screen printing, and direct application. Also, gradation or ombré dyeing, sprinkle dyeing, as well as ice dyeing and more.
Cellulose Fibers: cotton, linen, canvas, hemp, jute, ramie, sisal, paper, as well as rayon and more.
Procion MX Post Tie Dye Party Instructions [pdf]—a simple instruction sheet you can print and give to friends if they take their freshly tie dyed garments home to wash.
Procion MX Set