Auxillary Chemicals

AQUA WAX
A ready to use liquid wax for resist work and surface texture. Use straight from the container on fabric and paper.
100 mls $8

COLD WAX
A cream-consistency wax that washes out in very hot water with the addition of soda ash & detergent. Results in subtle design patterns and great to use on paper before over painting with Polysol Transfer Dyes. $10 for 120 mls

DISCHARGE PASTE Jacquard
Excellent for painting applications when discharging colour from previously dyed fabrics. Suitable for silk fabric.
200 mls $20

DR-33:
Similar to Manutex. An industrial Guar gum used to thicken dyes and the burn-out/devore paste during burn out processes. Extremely stable. Won't break down under strong acid or alkaline conditions.
50 gms $8
MANUTEX (Sodium Alginate)
Seaweed extract for thickening dyes for printing, screen & direct painting.
100 gms. $15
POTATO DEXTRIN
Cook to make a paste, spread on fabric where it will dry & shrink. Apply dyes or paints for patterning. 400 gms $24

SODA ASH
The alkali used for fixing Procion MX dyes.
500 gms bag $3

SOY WAX
Easier to use and remove than other waxes and also more eco friendly. 500grm $20

TERIC
Concentrated detergent for removing surplus dye from hand-dyed fabrics. Similar to synthrapol.
100 mls $5

UREA
Use to prolong the fixing process when cold-batching Procion MX dyes.
500 gms bag $3