Thursday, September 6, 2012

Informative Video on Low Water Immersion Dyeing

I have been doing a fair amount of fiber reactive dyeing recently, and today while trolling YouTube for random video tutorials on the subject, I came across one that quite nicely answers a question I didn't even know I had been meaning to ask.  The question, which I realized I had actually been wondering about ever since I started researching low-water immersion dyeing, is: When, exactly, should you add the soda ash fixative to the dye bath, and what will be the result of adding it at various specific points? 

It turns out someone else was also wondering about this - Glenda Hopp of has put together a video in which she explores the effects that can be achieved by adding your soda ash in various ways.  I like her no-nonsense approach to dyeing and also to making videos! 


  1. Thanks - the side by side comparison is very helpful. Well done video.

    1. Yes! I think it'll be a great challenge to see if I can find at least one super informative or fun video on YouTube to share here each week or so. There's so much information out there, and of course I do desperately need another time wasting activity in my life! (as I travel endlessly from suggested video to suggested video and the dog gets increasingly bitter about not being walked enough...)


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