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.
Emerson Junior High School
From: Eric Holsen [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 5:11 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: setting dye
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.
(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
Help! Any ideas?
Thanks much! Happy summer!
Studio Academy High School