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DYES: Tie-Dye

We highly recommend Procion dyes for direct application tie-dye on cotton. With this method, the first step is to soak the fabric or garments to be tie-dyed in soda water. Then roll, pleat, stitch, knot or wrap. Then apply the dye — our pipets work well. The work is never immersed as a whole, and the colors stay more distinct and brighter. See the schematic below, and Basic Instructions. A few basic tie patterns are included.
NOTE: Procion dyes work beautifully on cotton, and not at all on polyester. Be sure to check fiber content. The polyester part of a blend will not take dye.

APPROXIMATE AMOUNTS NEEDED TO TIE-DYE
3 Medium-sized men’s T-shirts (about one pound of fabric)
1 tablespoon (3 teaspoons, 9 grams) Dye
1 cup (1/2 pound) Sal Soda in 1 gallon water for pre-soak
1/4 cup Urea in 1 pint water for dye liquor
(pre-soak fabric at least 15 minutes)
Pre-Soak — Tie — Apply Dye
Let Stand (covered, at least 6 hours)
Undo Ties Rinse Heat-set if desired
We sell two starter sets for tie-dye, and the dyes & accessory chemicals are also available separately (see "Procion Dyes). See the "Handling" section for applicators, containers, gloves, etc.

TIE-DYE STARTER SET
Six colors of procion dye (½ ounce each Black, Clear Blue, Fuchsia, Lemon Yellow, Turquoise & Warm Red), a pound of washing soda, a pound of urea, waxed nylon and rubber bands for tieing, 4 squeeze bottles for applying color, gloves, and instructions. Starter Set will dye from 1020 shirts (not included).
TIE-DYE SUPER SET
Four colors of Procion dye (4 ounce each Lemon Yellow, Warm Red, Fuchsia & Turquoise), 5 pounds each washing soda and urea, waxed nylon and rubber bands for tieing, 8 squeeze bottles for applying color, 2 pairs gloves, and instructions. Super Set will dye at least 50 shirts (not included).

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Item code $
ea
6+, $
ea
qty est ship wt ea
Starter Set - Tie-Dye egSTIE 34.50 32.75 4.0
Super Set - Tie Dye egSTIS 98.50 93.60 14.0
(Updated May 2015)

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