Tye Dye madness

Discussion in 'Fiber Arts' started by Rar1013, May 20, 2004.

  1. Rar1013

    Rar1013 GroovaMama

    here are a few tye dyes kelly michael and i made a few weekends ago..oh and a pic of them!!!
  2. FunkyPhreshMama

    FunkyPhreshMama Visitor

    i like em, i made one over the weekend but it isnt as pretty as you guys........
  3. serra

    serra tentacle girl

    i like the red and orange and brown ones. very nice!!
  4. sarahstar

    sarahstar Member

    those are really cool, nice work!
  5. beachbum7

    beachbum7 Lookin' for any fun

    :) Groovy tie-dyes :)
  6. Rar1013

    Rar1013 GroovaMama

    Thank you everyone!
  7. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    how groovy!
  8. borut16

    borut16 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Hehe, how cool, how did You get all these colours together? :)

  9. Rar1013

    Rar1013 GroovaMama

    I took the shirts, tied rubber bands around them.....and then dipped them into some dye.....it's real simple and pretty cheap....

    i have yet to buy some professional dye and really set the color in...these shirts i make now tend to fade alot..because i am just using generic rit dye.....:( stay tuned for some real professional quality shirts!!!
  10. borut16

    borut16 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Oh yea, I know most of it, but dyes are the problem...what kind of dye is the so called rit dye?
    I'm not from states, so that thing always confuzed me...
    Is it like a dye which could be used for anything else?

  11. Rar1013

    Rar1013 GroovaMama

    it is fabric dye.....it is a powder..and u mix it w/ hot water..
  12. borut16

    borut16 Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Aha, I see, I've used that as well, but it was so bloody expensive...and they only had one kind of them.

    Thanks anways,
  13. Rar1013

    Rar1013 GroovaMama

    really rit here is only like a dollar or two for a box.......
  14. very nice work :) enjoy them!
  15. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    I'm so glad weather's warming up... will be tye dying again soon....
  16. mamaboogie

    mamaboogie anarchist

    for the best, brightest tiedye, use water soluble textile ink (like for screen printing) instead of fabric dye. Water it down until it's the right consistency for your fabric to absorb it up. It heat-sets, so all you have to do is let them dry overnight then put it in the dryer for 20 minutes and it never fades, bleeds or runs. I have some bandanas I made twenty years ago that look the same as they did the day I made them. But now I'm kinda partial to the faded rit-dye look myself, I think it's beautiful!!
  17. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    I've seen nice ink work, but the BEST dyes are done with Procion MX powder COLD water dye.
  18. mamaboogie

    mamaboogie anarchist

    "best" is relative. depends on what look you want. with watered down ink, you can do the fancy dye-injection with a syringe and get the really intricate patterns and stuff and the colors don't run together (unless you want them to). I had lots of fun with tyedye when I was much younger. But now I really do like the subtle look you get with rit dye, or even with natural stains like coffee and tea. Much more wearable, IMO. :)
  19. HonorSeed

    HonorSeed Senior Member

  20. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Lifetime Supporter


    Done with Procion, hence it is "resist dye."
    I think we can get the details.

    Ink has it's own set of toxins and variables. Why bother using a smaller pallette?

    BTW, if you see this anywhere, let us know. It was stolen from the owner (a performer) on tour.

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