Procion MX dyes are “cold water dyes” that do not require heat. This unique property sets Procion MX apart from all other dyes and establishes them as the undisputed king of backyard dyeing, batik and tie dye. Because Procion MX dyes can be used away from the stovetop, they are also perfect for shibori, ice dyeing, tub and low water immersion dyeing, 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 washfast of all dyestuffs. Mix the concentrated dye powder with warm tap water to create the most vibrant of all colors for cotton, linen and other plant-based fabrics. Procion MX dyes are typically used with a soda ash fixative, which can be added directly to the dye bath or used to pre-treat the fabric, as in tie dyeing.
- Typically, one 2/3 oz/18.71 g bottle will dye more than 1 lb/0.45 kg of dry fabric.
(Very bright colors will require more dye and pastel colors will require less.)
tie dye, immersion dyeing, batik, screen printing, direct application, gradation/ombré dyeing, sprinkle dyeing, ice dyeing and more
cellulose fibers: cotton, linen, canvas hemp, jute, ramie, sisal, paper, rayon and more. May also be used with protein fibers if acidified.
Sizes* - 43 Colors
|2/3 oz/18.71 g||(Item PMX1)|
|8 oz/0.23 kg||(Item PMX2)|
|1 lb/0.45 kg||(Item PMX3)|
*8 oz/0.23 kg and 1 lb/0.45 kg sizes now available at a location near you.
5 lb/2.27 kg and up available at the Jacquard Bulk & Specialty Store
For helpful tie dye tips and detailed instructions see: Instructional DVD.
If you tie dye with friends and they take home their garments to wash, here's an easy print-out you can give them with simple instructions:
|004 Lemon Yellow||042 Raspberry||086 Forest Green||170 Ecru|
|010 Golden Yellow||050 Deep Purple||094 Emerald Green||180 Peach|
|011 Antique Gold||058 Marine Violet||097 Bright Green||184 Bubble Gum|
|016 Rust Orange||068 Turquoise||105 Olive Green||192 Lilac|
|020 Brilliant Orange||069 Aqua Marine||106 Bronze||199 Ice Blue|
|028 Bright Scarlet||070 Cerulean Blue||107 Avocado||201 Robin's Egg Blue|
|030 Fire Engine Red||071 Teal||119 Chocolate Brown||210 Pale Aqua|
|032 Carmine Red||072 Medium Blue||124 Burgundy||211 Neutral Grey|
|034 Magenta||076 Cobalt Blue||126 Brown Rose||231 Violet|
|035 Hot Pink||078 Navy||128 Warm Black||232 Bright Blue|
|040 Fuchsia||079 Midnight Blue||150 Jet Black|