Jacquard Procion MX dyes are used extensively in dyeing clothing and fabrics, as well as in tie dyeing. Although you can purchase many different colours and shades of Procion dyes, a very particular colour that you're looking for may not be available. Instead, you can mix the different dye colours together to create new and unique colours. With a little help from a mixing chart, you'll be able to experiment with colour combinations.
Things you need
Different Procion liquid dyes
Small bowls, one for each new colour
Pour 1 part of Brilliant Yellow into a small bowl. Add 1 part Turquoise to the bowl to make bright green.
For other shades of green:
Pale Green -- Mix 1 part Brilliant Yellow with 1 part Royal Blue in a small bowl.
Chartreuse -- Mix 4 parts Brilliant Yellow with 1 part Turquoise in a small bowl.
Olive -- Mix 1 part Deep Black with 1 part Gold Yellow in a small bowl.
Pour 1 part Royal Blue into a small bowl. Add 1/2 part Toning Black and 1 part Brilliant Yellow to the bowl to make celadon. To make teal, mix 1 part Brilliant Yellow with 3 parts Royal Blue and 1 part Toning Black in a small bowl.
Pour 1 part Fuchsia into a small bowl. Add 1 part Blue Violet to make purple.
Other shades of purple:
Bright Purple -- Mix 2 parts Fuchsia with 1 part Turquoise in a bowl.
Red Violet -- Mix 4 parts Fuchsia with 1 part Blue Violet in a bowl.
Periwinkle -- Mix 2 parts Turquoise with 1 part Fuchsia in a bowl.
Eggplant -- Mix 3 parts Blue Violet with 1 part Toning Black and 2 parts Fuchsia in a bowl.
Grape -- Mix 1 part Fuchsia with 2 parts Blue Violet in a bowl.
Lilac -- Combine 2 parts True Red with Royal Blue in a bowl.
Pour 1 part Brilliant Yellow in a small bowl. Add 2 parts Gold Yellow and 1 part True Red to the bowl to create a bright orange. To make amber, combine 5 parts Brilliant Yellow with 1 part True Red in a small bowl.
Things you need
- Different Procion liquid dyes
- Small bowls, one for each new colour