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Thread: Retayne

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    I've been trying to find this product to set the dye in the burgundy fabrics the Fabric Angel gave me in June. Thus far, I haven't had any luck. Does anyone know who sells it? I tried Google with no luck.

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    Some LQS carry it now....
    Joann's has it on sale now too

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...tion-4%20Ounce

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    Naturally, as soon as I posted this, I looked at Google again, and found several sources of Retayne, including Amazon and Dharma Trading Co. And I also discovered that we've discussed this product before :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
    All I can say is that Chemo Brain is a REAL thing, it makes you forget things, and that's my excuse, and I'm sticking with it :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    No worries Joanne!!!! I am just glad that you found a resource to be able to get some :wink:

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have never heard of this product until now and was just reading about it says for solid colored fabric, and in hot water.

    Would it work in cold water for multi colored fabric???

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    www.darhmatrading.com also sells it. and most LQS's do too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjinflorida
    Hi Everyone,

    I have never heard of this product until now and was just reading about it says for solid colored fabric, and in hot water.

    Would it work in cold water for multi colored fabric???
    Retayne sets dye that is bleeding because it wasn't set into the fabric properly. If you have a multi-color fabric that bleeds, Retayne may set the bleed into areas of the fabric that do not have that color. If the fabric is a multi-colored splashy-type batik, it probably wouldn't matter. If the fabric is a multi-colored print, it could matter a lot.

    I have used Synthrapol in both cold water and hot. It works better in hot, but also works some in cold. I would think Retayne is similar. However, if the aim is to set unset dyes, you really want it to work completely the first time. The only reason I can think of to use cold water is if the fabric would shrink and permanently distort in hot water.

    Aside from unset dyes, there are other reasons why a fabric could be bleeding. Excess dye is one. The fibers may have already absorbed as much dye as they can take, but the fabric may still be super-saturated with dye because the manufacturer did not rinse it well. In that case Retayne won't do any harm, but it also won't do any good. Rinsing will get rid of the excess dye (Synthrapol would help) that cannot be set.

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    Hi Prism99,

    Thank you for the info and help.

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