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Tie Dye Kit Instructions

Each kit contains:

Blank Garment
Dye
Plastic Squirt Bottle 
Rubber Bands
Plastic Gloves

 

You will also need:

Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cup
Salt
Baking Rack
Plastic Table Cover
Plastic Wrap
Microwave (Recommended)

 

Step by step:
-Before dyeing, prewash garment to help to remove any finishes that may interfere with dye absorption.
-Make sure the garment is still damp.
-Lay damp fabric out on a flat surface.
-Starting from the center, scrunch the fabric inward. The more tightly you secure the scrunch, the more white space you will see in the final result. Continue until the entire garment is scrunched.
-Shape the fabric into a bundle and secure with rubber bands.
-Wearing rubber gloves, mix 2 tablespoons of well-shaken liquid dye with two cups of hot tap water.
Scale back the concentration for a lighter, more faded saturation.
-Add 1 tablespoon of salt.
-Pour into a squirt bottle. Shake well.
-Place fabric on baking rack with a tray or plastic bag under it. This is very important because it keeps the dye from puddling under the fabric and making a mess.
-Squirt dye color all over fabric, as desired. Flip the bundle over and make sure to apply the dye to all sides.
-After the dye is applied, let the fabric sit for 30 minutes to allow the dye to absorb.
*We strongly recommend using your microwave, as long as the fabric does not have any metal parts on it. 
-Wrap the fabric in plastic wrap and seal the edges. Place the wrapped fabric on a paper towel in the microwave and heat for 2 minutes. Plastic will puff up, creating a heat chamber that helps bond the dye with the fabric. Once the microwave is done, remove the fabric and open the plastic, letting it cool down.
If a microwave is not available or feasible to use and it is a hot sunny day, lay the wrapped fabric out in the sun for an hour.
-Rinse in cool water until water begins to run clear. This is very important to prevent unabsorbed dye from bleeding into any white areas. If possible, rinse with the fabric bundle sitting flat on the baking rack. If it is held vertically, some of the unabsorbed dye could run into white areas as it is rinsed off.
-Carefully remove rubber bands and unfold the fabric.
-Wash in cold water with a mild detergent, rinse and dry.
-Style a look with your new pieces, snap a pic, post it and make sure to tag us so we can share your creations!
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