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Soda Ash Fixer

Pure Dense Sodium Carbonate

 4.84 ( 475 review )
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Stock# Product Details Quantity Dharma Price
#FIX1
  1 lb. (approx. 1.75 Cups)
$1.69
#FIX5
  5 lbs. (approx. 9 Cups)
$5.95
#FIX10
  10 lbs. (approx. 18 Cups)
$11.25
#FIX25
  25 lbs. (approx. 44 Cups)
$22.95
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Dharma Fiber Reactive Dye must be 'fixed' (made permanent) with soda ash on cotton and other cellulose fibers. It's a mild alkali that enables the reaction between the dye and the cellulose fibers at lower temperatures, causing them to "become one", and the reason Fiber Reactive Dye is so permanent. How much you use is normally a function of the amount of water, not the amount of fabric or dye. Roughly 1 oz. per gallon of water is needed when garment dyeing or 1 cup per gallon of water as a pre-soak when tie-dyeing. If you don't use enough, the dye won't yield full strength. A pH of 10.5 is ideal. It can also be used to fix fiber reactive dyes on silk when you don't want to use a lot of heat (as with steaming or the simmering with vinegar method), but be careful, as it can reduce the sheen, or even cause silk to fall apart - use less, and expose the fabric to it for less time than cotton.


Caution! The soda ash solution is mildly caustic - it can irritate your skin.
Wear gloves and eye protection. Rinse off at once to avoid eye and skin irritation.


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MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS
5/3/2013
5
This is an essential step for dying. Works best if you dissolve in REALY hot water. I usually boil water to dissolve it in then let the solution cool before adding to my dye mix. I never have clumping issues doing it this way. Thanks
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7/7/2009
5
We had one shirt that showed up late after we had started clean-up and the soda ash had been tossed. She still went ahead and dyed her shirt but the colors were barely there after the wash. This is a step you just can't skip!
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31 of 33 users found this review helpful.
9/13/2009
5
Easy to use but should have stirred as I added it into the water....
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14 of 15 users found this review helpful.
6/30/2009
2
needs to come in a reclosable bag so it is easier to store.
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36 of 39 users found this review helpful.
1/27/2009
5
What can I say? It's soda ash. Gotta have it to use Procion-mx type dyes. Reasonably priced and does the job.
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15 of 17 users found this review helpful.
MOST RECENT REVIEWS
10/28/2015
3
I loved everything about your company and all of the products..just wished this one came in a heavy duty ziploc type bag..it's just so big and i had to transfer it into something I could seal since I wont be using all of it now
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2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
10/15/2015
5
Does what it's suppose to
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1 of 2 users found this review helpful.
10/6/2015
5
Gotta have it or the dye wont work.
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0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
10/4/2015
5
Thank you so much
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0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
10/1/2015
5
Gotta have it and this one mixes well.
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0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
9/20/2015
5
Works like a charm
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0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
9/20/2015
5
I tie dyed a large group of items to take to Strawberry Music Festival and passed them out to friends. The colors were amazing and got rave reviews from all festival goers! We love your dyes and will never use another!
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1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
9/9/2015
5
Stocked up with a low price
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1 of 1 users found this review helpful.

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