There are many kinds of tie dye kits available now ranging in both size and style. Many brands provide small beginner kits for individuals looking to try tie dyeing for the first time as well as medium size tie dye kits for childrens’ parties or school projects. You can also get a larger tie dye kit, or hobby size kit, meant for people who are experienced tie dyers.

Jacquard Tie Dye Kit Jacquard Tie Dye Kit

Dye up to 15 adult-size T-shirts, with vivid, electric colors that are so colorfast they can be washed with the daily laundry. Procion MX Fiber Reactive Dyes are already pre-measured for you in squeeze bottles. Just add tap water. An additional empty bottle is provided for mixing color as desired. Use on any non-synthetic fabric. This kit includes the following materials: 3 dye colors — Red (Fuchsia), Yellow (Lemon Yellow), and Blue (Turquoise) 4 squeeze bottles Soda ash dye fixer Rubber bands 1 pair of rubber gloves Complete instructions for doing spirals, stripes, and other geometric designs


This larger kind of tie dye kit is for people who dedicate considerable amounts of their leisure time to tie dyeing or even use the craft as a way to make money from their creative inventory.

Tie Dye Kits usually contain the same kinds of items:

– dyes

– bottles

– rubber gloves

– soda ash

– as well as cotton t-shirts (mostly in the small to medium size kits)

– illustrated instructional books or dvd videos on the various tie dye techniques used to produce a variety of tie dye effects

– sometimes a face mask (for safety against breathing in the powdered dye and soda ash

during mixing)

– and string or rubber bands for tying

There are several kinds of tie dye kits available from Jacquard, Tulip and Rainbow Rock.

Jacquard tie dye kits come in an introductory size called the Funky Groovy tie dye kit (good for 5 shirts), the Tie Dye Kit (for tie dyeing up to 15 t-shirts) and their economy size Tie Dye Class Pack big enough to supply tie dye projects for 30 people. Their tie dye kits include varying amounts of pre-measured colors for easy use, just add water and they’re ready to use.

Jacquard Funky Groovy Procion MX Tie-Dye Kit Jacquard Funky Groovy Procion MX Tie-Dye Kit

Get sizzling color and electrifying designs in just 3 easy steps. This professional-quality kit supplies enough to make 5 adult-sized T-shirts, or any natural fiber garment of equal quantity. Finished projects are colorfast and stay brilliant after repeat washings. Primary colored Procion MX dye powder is pre-measured and ready to mix with tap water in convenient applicator bottles. The kit contains the following materials. 3 applicator bottles with Red, Blue, and Yellow Procion MX dye. Gloves Rubber Bands Dye Fix Instructions for making spiral, stripe, and geometric patterns.


The larger kits also include extra bottles for mixing your own colors.

Rainbow Rock Tie Dye kits have a fun range of color combination options to choose from when buying your first tie dye kit. You can pick from:

Classic – with turquoise, fusia and yellow

Vibrant – in blue, violet and lime

Psychedelic – with royal blue, red and yellow, also perfect for mixing hues for all seasons

Bright – in Lime, Pink and Turquoise

and Camouflage – Black, Green and Brown

Rainbow Rock also offers a larger 16 project size Maga Project Tie Dye Kit that includes five colors turquoise, yellow, purple, green and fuchsia.

Tulip Tie Dye Kits come in five different kits ranging in different tie dye textures and patterns. Lace Design that uses lacey swatch stenciling techniques, Wild Thing that incorporates the use of animal ‘print’ stencils, Revamped that uses zip ties and edgey dye colors, Ombre Plaid that shows you how to create different plaid looks using tape and dye combinations and Aqua Chic that shows you how to create aquatic-like textural effects using rock salt with your tie dye colors.

 

 

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People from all walks of life, and of all ages, can now learn how to easily tie dye cloth and various clothing items as a creative hobby or pastime. This has been made all the more easier with the availability of online, written or dvd tie dye instruction materials.

The best kind of dyes to use when tie dyeing are fiber reactive dyes such as Procion MX Dyes. It’s best not to use the more commonly available Rit dyes as these aren’t as permanent and, will need to be allowed to ‘set’ and simmer in the fabric for 30 minutes for each separate color.

 

Procion fiber reactive dyes, however, only require that you to use them at room temperature (between 70 – 100 F) and need to ‘set’ by letting the piece of fabric or freshly dyed clothing to remain damp with the dye for around 24 hours (or longer depending on how strong you want your colors to be).

Tie Dye Instruction – Learning to Tie Dye

Learning how to tie dye is both quick and simple. There are basically 5 steps in any tie dyeing process, but remember to put on your safety equipment (goggles, rubber or latex gloves and, a good quality face mask) before you start using the sodium carbonate.

1. Prepare your natural fiber fabric (cellulosic fiber – no wools or protein based fiber apart from silk) by washing or soaking it in a sodium carbonate solution to prepare the material to take the dye colors.

2. Mix your Procion MX Dye powders with just a little water (to the amount recommended on the package’s instructions) to produce a dye concentrate for easier control/different effects and usage. You can, of course, make a regular dye solution with the full amount of water along with the correct amount of sodium carbonate if you’d prefer.

3. Implement which ever tie dye techniques you’d like to use following the tie dye instructions from your online, book or dvd/video source. Carefully tie your fabric or garment in the way required to achieve the effect you’re looking for using rubber bands, dental floss or other strong thin string.

4. Apply your chosen dye colors, store your article in an airtight container or ziploc style bag and, let the dye set for at least 24 hours

5. Wash out excess dye with cold water, and wash again twice more with a hot water wash cycle (using Synthrapol to keep the colors separate), followed each time with rinsing.

Following these basic tie dye instructions and experimenting with simple tie dye techniques will help you discover just how easy and fun tie dyeing can be.

 

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