|iDye for Natural Fabrics
Dyeing has never been easier than with iDye from Jacquard! iDye comes in a dissolvable packet,
so there are never any messy powders to handle: simply dissolve the packet in the dye bath or
drop it in the washer, then add the fabric. iDye is a hot water dye that produces brilliant colors
on any natural fabric and may be used on the stovetop or in the washing machine.
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|This highly saturated, highly transparent fluid acrylic paint is permanent
on any porous or semi-porous surface, including natural and synthetic fabrics,
and in many ways simulates a true dye. Dye-Na-Flow spreads on fabric until it
is thoroughly absorbed and even, sinking into the fibers like a dye instead of
sitting on the surface like thicker inks and paints. The colors are intense,
washfast and will not change the feel of the fabric. Dye-Na-Flow is versatile
and may be used for many diverse applications, from silk painting to wood staining.
Potassium Aluminum SulfateAlum is used to pre-treat fabric or paper before marbling to ensure that designs transfer clearly. It is also used as a mordant with some natural dyes.
Soda Ash dye fixer is a mild alkali that promotes the chemical reaction between Procion MX fiber reactive dyes and cellulose fiber. It is also known as sodium carbonate, washing soda or sal soda. Soda Ash is necessary to activate and set Procion MX dye.
Synthrapol is an industrial strength, pH neutral, liquid detergent used as a prewash and afterwash for dyed or painted fabrics and as a wetting agent for fabric dyes and paints. Synthrapol has the unique property of keeping loose dye suspended during washing, thus preventing backstaining while aiding in the removal of excess color.
100% pure yellow refined beeswax for batik, candle making and crafts. The flexibility of beeswax will give less “crackle” when used in batik.
Melting point: 144-149°F/62-65°C
Batik is a wax-resist technique for producing designs and patterns on fabric. Wax is applied to the fabric with a brush, tjanting tool or stamp prior to dyeing to keep the color from reaching the fiber. After coloring, the wax is removed.
Jacquard’s batik wax is a 75/25 blend of paraffin and beeswax. It has better adhesion to fabric, less brittleness than paraffin alone and is easier to remove from the fabric than pure beeswax. The blend also allows for more controlled cracking effects.
Use in well-ventilated area.
Melting Point: 131-141°F/55-60.5°C
Traditional Tjanting Tools
These are traditional tools used to draw and apply hot wax to fabric in batik.Available in 3 spout sizes.