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    Can someone tell me where I can buy Retayne. Several say that I should soak my batiks in it. Certainly don't want to take any chances. Thanks ladies.

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    Most LQS carry it you can buy it online too. :D:D:D

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    Your LQS should have it or you can order it online. Not sure if JoAnn's will have it.

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    That was fast. I will try Joann's soon. Won't be tomorrow. I'm smarter than that (I think). Cyber Monday, you know. LOL Many thanks again.

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    I had to get it on Amazon.

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    Would some one explain Retayne and how to use it and what it is for? Thanks

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    or try www.dharmatradingco.com
    retayne keeps the colors sharp in your fabrics, then another product synthropol helps lift out excess colors that could ruin your quilt in the wash.

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    I thought Retayne was used for setting the color so it wouldn't bleed. Now I'm a bit confused. Please explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge L.
    I thought Retayne was used for setting the color so it wouldn't bleed. Now I'm a bit confused. Please explain.
    The lady at my LQS said they use both interchangeably. That they both do the same thing. So now they only carry Synthropel .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge L.
    I thought Retayne was used for setting the color so it wouldn't bleed. Now I'm a bit confused. Please explain.
    Yes, this is true. Check this out here http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/fixative.shtml

    And just FYI, here is some information about Synthrapol
    http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/FAQ/fixative.shtml

    For batiks and other dark fabrics, I tend to soak them in warm water for a while and see if they bleed, I also rub them while wet with a piece of muslin, if they I don't see any color bleeding in the water or muslin, I just wash them like normal, if I see color bleed, I wash them in Retayne following the instructions on the bottle.

    I hope this helps.

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