Soda Ash

The main chemical you need for using our Procion dyes is Soda Ash, or for the technically-minded, Sodium Carbonate. This makes the working environment alkaline and you need about a cupfull to a bucket of water.

We will sell any quantity you want but it is heavy so freight is a factor. The Soda Ash is $5.00 for 500grams.


Manutex is Sodium Alginate, derived from seaweed. It will thicken when added to water and we use it to thicken Procion dyes so they can be used for artistic adventures like stencils. Manutex costs $12 for 100grams – but you need very small amounts.

Use the contact page to ask us about these chemicals