Thursday, June 29, 2006

Dharma Fixative vs Retayne

The below method for using Retayne, worked good, but there was still some bleeding. So if you use it you might want to try adding more than 1 tablespoon per gal of water used. It worked much better than using nothing.

I am going to try the Dharma Fixative next to see if I get better results

http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/1569-AA.shtml?lnav=chemicals.html

I must say I was very pleased with the Dharma Dyes - when wet the cane almost has a pearlized look to it and when dry it has a better *sheen* quality to it.

http://www.dharmatrading.com/procion.html

Very important when using these dyes you need the Soda Ash to mix with it.

http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/1683-AA.shtml?lnav=chemicals.html

This *fixer* bonds the dye to the natural fiber.

These dyes will work with any natural fiber, see their website for lots of info on using them.

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