Tie Dyeing
  • I accidentally ordered the acid dyes for tie dying at my child's birthday party. Can I use these? If so, what would be the best way to apply? Are there any stores in Abu Dhabi, UAE that sell Jacquard products?
  • Do not try to use acid dyes on cotton, as they're not made for that and won't work. The best dyes for tie-dyeing cotton or rayon are fiber reactive dyes such as Procion MX, or the Remazol dyes also known as Vinyl Sulfone dyes.

    You can use acid dyes on silk, wool, or nylon. They will need to be heated; you can presoak 100% natural silk scarves in vinegar, tie them and apply acid dye to them, and then heat them in the microwave or by steaming them, just as you might steam vegetables. You can put them in zip-top plastic freezer bags if the scarves are quite wet with dye, or you can let them dry and wrap them in paper if you're going to steam them. Never microwave dry fabric.

    I don't see UAE in the Jacquard Store Locator list (http://www.jacquardproducts.com/storelocator/). The closest sources for ordering internationally in my list of Sources for Dyeing Supplies Around the World (http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/dyesources.shtml) are in Europe.

    -Paula

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    Paula E. Burch, Ph.D.
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  • Its there anyone know here wer i buy jacquard procion mix in dubai
    What the name of the store and adress i live hir in abu dhabi
  • Please anyone have good heart here thanks in a million
  • Dear Arnold,

    We do work with a company that is located in Dubai, perhaps they can help you.
    SUCO Enterprises Trading, LLC.
    White Star Bookshop
    Beach Center Mall
    Jumeirah, Dubai
    Their email is ocus786@hotmail.com.

    Annette