E-Z Dye Cotton has been treated allow the fiber to accept dyes more readily than the traditional mercerization using a less caustic method. The treatment is permanent, and can not be removed by washing. The fiber is treated with a fugitive tint so that it can be distinguished from untreated cotton, and must be scoured prior to dyeing.
In the sample (above - shown with the cone of yarn), EZ Dye cotton and white cotton were alternated in both warp and weft. The upper right corner shows the cloth undyed. The pink in the lower right is Procion fiber reactive dye and the blue in the upper left is Cushing's direct dye. The lower left is the pink overdyed with the blue.
In the second example above, a set of napkins tie-dyed with Procion. EZ Dye weft on untreated white warp. Note the white warp remains undyed.
5/2 has 2100 yards per pound, 24 wraps per inch. Sett at 12 epi for plain weave. This size is good for the 10 or 12 Dent Heddle on a rigid heddle loom.
5/3 has 1400 yards per pound, 18 wraps per inch. This size is good for the 8 or 10 Dent heddle on a rigid heddle loom.
How to Dye
- Wash fabric in hot soapy water
- Add dye to warm tap water and the the wet fabric (Use 25% of the recommended dye amount)
- Agitate for 15 minutes