For this piece I used my dye concentrates. Diluted x of fuchsia in y …
I soaked the yard of fabric in a solution of:
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp soda ash
1/4 tsp sodium hexametaphosphate
when the snow had mostly melted, I warmed the fabric in the microwave (2 minutes on high) then left at room temperature for an hour.
To wash my pieces, I first let them soak in a little clean water for a couple of hours. This seems to decrease the number of washes. Then I wash in cold water, extra wash, extra rinse, with a little synthrapol lf. Then I wash in hot water with detergent for two cycles.