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How do you prevent black cotton fabric dye from running?

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2009-11-27 16:07:06

There are a couple tricks you can use to prevent dyed cotton

from running; first is to make sure you are using very hot

(boiling) water to color the fabric, second is to add salt (rock or

table) in the concentration of 1 cup per article in dye bath.

When the material has reached the color you desire, soak the still

wet fabric in a fixative bath from RIT/TINTEX

or Aljo dyes. This should be available wherever you purchase

your dyes.

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