Dyeing Bamboo

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I have been dyeing quite a bit of bamboo lately using Procion MX fiber reactive dyes.  These dyes are used for plant fibers like bamboo/rayon and cotton.  Since the fiber reactive dyes are a little more labor intensive than the acid dyes, I usually dye a lot of fiber at once.  The dyeing is quite easy, but the rinsing can be a chore.  Once I have dyed a batch of fiber with reactive dyes, I am happy to go back to dyeing with acid dyes for awhile!

Bamboo is one of my favorite fibers to use as an add-in for carded batts.  The fiber is soft and silky.  It adds shine and soft texture.  I will be adding some to the shop soon!

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