Discussion in 'Fiber Arts' started by Rar1013, May 20, 2004.
here are a few tye dyes kelly michael and i made a few weekends ago..oh and a pic of them!!!
i like em, i made one over the weekend but it isnt as pretty as you guys........
i like the red and orange and brown ones. very nice!!
those are really cool, nice work!
Thank you everyone!
Hehe, how cool, how did You get all these colours together?
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!!!
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?
it is fabric dye.....it is a powder..and u mix it w/ hot water..
Aha, I see, I've used that as well, but it was so bloody expensive...and they only had one kind of them.
really rit here is only like a dollar or two for a box.......
very nice work enjoy them!
I'm so glad weather's warming up... will be tye dying again soon....
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!!
I've seen nice ink work, but the BEST dyes are done with Procion MX powder COLD water dye.
"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.
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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