Cold Dyes with Hot wash out?
  • I understand from lots of instructions that Procion dyes are cold water dyes... But why then, does it require very hot water for washing out?

    I want to dye cotton and linen for some home project, but doing so to one small piece of cotton, shrank it by over 20%.... so not really cold water dyes after all!

    Why on earth do they have to be washed out at 60C when some linens shouldnt be washed over 30 or 40C?
  • Hi there-"cold water dyes" is not a literal definition but more of a comparison to other dyes that require boiling water. That said, warm tap water at a temp of 105F (40C) will work just fine with our Procion dyes. To see our instructions go to http://www.jacquardproducts.com/assets/jacquard-site/product-pages/dyes/procion-mx/Procion MX Instructions.pdf