When marbling, use Alum to pre-treat fabric for clear transfer of designs. One cup of alum is dissolved in water along with four teaspoons of Calgon, to create a solution for submerging the fabric. Wring out the fabric without rinsing and allow to air dry
Minerals in untreated, hard water can interfere with dye reaction. Calgon is a water softener which neutralizes metallic ions in tap water, allowing for a deeper, more level dyeing. It is also used to soften the water in marbling and other textile arts wh
Carageenan is a gelling agent that provides viscosity for marbling on fabric. Slowly sprinkle one teaspoon of Calgon and two teaspoons of Carageenan into a quart of water in a running blender. Mix as many batches as you will need at least 12 hours before
Darice 2 pack Mini Plastic Funnels 1.5" wide. Small enough to toss into any craft tote bag. Perfect for filling small dispenser bottles or for glitter, beads, paint, sequins and more.
This paste will remove most fiber reactive colors, direct dyes and acid dye from fabric. To use, apply with a brush, iron with steam and wash out. In an 8 oz. jar.
Gutta Soft Dispenser Bottle .5oz can be used as they are with a drop top, or you can attach the Gutta Metal Tips for certain size line widths. (tips sold separately)
Metal dispenser tips for applying resist lines or paint. To be used with the .5oz soft applicator squeeze bottle, product code: JACC1791
Jacquard Airfix is an additive for Jacquard Textile colors, Lumiere, Neopaque and Dye-Na-Flow or any acrylic fabric paint. Use as a catalyst to fix colors when heat setting is not practical. In a 60ml bottle.
This packet contains 2 ounces of Jacquard Sodium Alginate SH. Jacquard Sodium Alginate SH is derived from seaweed. Sodium Alginate SH is used as a thickener for Procion MX dye. It is used primarily for cotton and other cellulose fibers, but may also be used for silk when fine line definition is not required. It is also used to thicken dye for screen printing, painting or to control spreading.
This packet contains 8 ounces of Jacquard Sodium Alginate SH. Jacquard Sodium Alginate SH is derived from seaweed and is used as a thickener for Procion MX dye. It is used primarily for cotton and other cellulose fibers, but may also be used for silk when fine line definition is not required. It is also used to thicken dye for screen printing, painting or to control spreading.
Methocel is a less expensive alternative to Carageenan for providing viscosity in marbling on fabric. Stir 1 oz. of Methocel into a gallon of water at room temperature, and add one teaspoon of ammonia. In 15-20 minutes solution can be stirred and is ready
A mild alkali, Soda Ash is necessary to activate and set Procion dye.
Synthrapol is used to prevent backstaining, which will result if the excess dye is not removed when dying. It is a mild soap specifically made to suspend and carry the dye from the fiber. Rinse the fiber thoroughly with a small amount of synthrapol, then
Urea helps to lengthen the reaction time in dyeing for more brilliant colors. It attracts moisture from the air to keep the fabric damp for a longer stretch of time.