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RE: setting dye


From: Alix E. Peshette (apeshet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jun 23 2002 - 21:38:48 PDT

Hi Kris,
The fabric has more to do with setting the dye, than the dye. If it's
cotton, it can be set with vinegar or soda ash. I can't remember off hand
what sets silk. I would recommend searching the website of Dharma Trading
Company. They sell dyes, etc.

-Alix Peshette
Technology Coordinator
Emerson Junior High School
Davis, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Holsen []
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 5:11 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: setting dye

hey all,

My mom & dad just returned from an amazing trip to China, where Mom bought a
batiked dress. She is wondering what to soak it in to set the dye.
(vinegar? Salt?)

(Unfortunately, she has no idea what type of dye it is.)

She called the art teacher daughter - but I really don't know much about
this one.

Help! Any ideas?

Thanks much! Happy summer!


Kris Holsen
Studio Academy High School
Rochester, MN