Procion cold water dyes are ideal for batik. A little of this dye powder goes a very long way. They can be used as dip dyes or painted straight onto the fabric. The colours can all be mixed to give a very wide range of colours, and the navy or black dyes are an excellent way of darkening any colour.
Soda ash is used for fixing the dyes. This is important if you intend to batik onto fabrics which will be washed but you won't need it for batik on paper. Click here for full instructions on using procion dyes.