One of the experiments
we sometimes perform in our introduction to chemistry course involves the
chemistry of fabric dyeing. We use Procion MX dyes from Dharma
Trading Company. Information regarding the chemistry involved with this
process can be found in the following reference:
Bonneau, M. C. J. Chem. Educ. 1995, 72(8), 724.
If you want to pick up a reference
Tie Dye! The How-To Book by Virginia Gleser