Jacquard Dye Mediums


Soda Ash

  • Also known as sodium carbonate or washing soda

  • A mild alkali that promotes the chemical reaction between Procion M fiber reactive dye and cellulose fiber

  • Soda ash is necessary to activate and set Procion dye



  • A natural seaweed gelling agent that provides viscosity for marbling on fabric and paper

  • Prepare at least 12 hours in advance of use



  • For pre-treating fabric before marbling so designs transfer well


Sodium Alginate

  • Derived from seaweed and is the most desirable thickener for procion Mx dye when screen printing, painting, or to control spreading

Sodium Alginate SH

  • Used primarily for cotton and cellulose fibres

  • It may also be used for silk when fine lines definition is not required

  • Once prepared solution can be stored in refrigerator for months



  • A humectant which attracts moisture from the air , keeping the fibre damp longer allowing a greater reaction time for the dye

  • Urea is used with sodium alginate thickener when printing, painting or directly applying Procion dye to fibre or is added to Procion dye

  • Urea is used when applying dye solutions directly to fabric eg. in tie dyeing and hand painting

  • It slows the drying time, therefore yielding deeper shades for super intense color



  • It’s a synthetic less expensive to carrageenan, that provides a viscous surface for marbling on fabric and paper

  • It can also be used as a marbling medium


  • Hard water can cause streaking and uneven color when dyeing

  • Calgon keeps calcium and other mineral in suspension, they will not interfere with the dyeing process


Other products we carry:



  • Is an industrial strength neutral detergent used as a pre wash, after wash or wetting agent for paint and dye

  • More effective washing agent than regular soap

  • Colors such as turquoise, fuchsia, require time and care in washing out the excess dyes

  • Helps to prevent back staining because of it’s unique characteristics of keeping dye particles in suspension

  • Assorted sizes avaialable


Discharge Paste

  • Is for removing areas of color from dyed natural fabrics

  • Use in a well ventilated area because it has a-lot of odour

  • Works best with dyes on natural fabrics



  • A  hand cleaner cream that helps remove dye from skin

  • Off white paste with fragrance

  • Size 3.38 fl oz 100ml


  • Is a antifusant that will inhibit the spreading of dyes on fabric

  • Dries clear and rinses out with warm water to restore original softness

  • Works best on silk or natural fibres

  • Using no flow for a signature or logo creates crisp, clear letters or images

  • 8 oz , 32 oz

We also carry:



Metal tips



Dye bottles

Push pins