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Dyes To Use On Cotton, Rayon, & Hemp 
Dyes To Use On Cotton, Rayon, & Hemp
Dharma Fiber Reactive Procion Dyes
Pro's: Best dye for cotton, rayons, linens, hemp and other plant based fibers. Best dye for Tie-Dye and Batik. Vibrant wash fast permanent colors. Easy to use. Does not need hot water. Economical!
Con's: With silks and wools, colors are still vibrant, but shift. Need to use with the proper chemicals. Do not work on synthetics.
Fiber Reactive Poster
iDye for Natural and Poly Fabrics
Pros: Quick, easy, economical for small dye jobs, don't have to buy extra chemicals, don't have to handle powders, behaves like Deka L, additional 8 colors for Polyester and nylon! Results are even and not streaky.
Cons: Needs hot water, less brilliant and long lasting, may fade more than "professional" dyes, less color selection.
Industrial Dyes
Pros: Fast, easy, inexpensive way to dye large quantities of cotton, linen, rayon clothing, towels, rags, etc.
Cons: Results are not as bright, long lasting or washfast as Procion
Natural Dyes (from plants and insects)
Pros: Historically fascinating to use dyes that have been in use for 100s to 1000s of years!
Cons: Fabrics or fibers have to be treated in a mordant before dyeing. Some of the metallic salts used to "mordant" (prepare for dyeing) the fabrics before dyeing are fairly toxic. We don't carry the worst ones.
Jacquard SolarFast
Pros: Has so many uses! Photograms, Painting, Tie dyeing, Screen printing, Sun Printing, Stamping and Batik.
Cons: Not available in larger sizes, not meant for large dyeing projects, light sensitive.
Pros: When exposed to heat or sunlight reveals bright, beautiful colors on cotton, rayon, linen and silk; Very permanent!
Cons: Cannot see what colors they are until developed by heat/sunlight
Tie-Dye Cords

Pro's: Simple for children, no mixing of dyes and chemicals; fast results
Con's: Needs to be simmered on a stove by an adult. Colors not as vibrant as traditional Tie-Dye - much more white areas.

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