Truckloads of tie-dye
December 25, 2007
Nothing says Christmas (or April Fools’) like….
Every Christmas, we make many, many tie-dye shirts, because we have many, many nieces and nephews, plus a few friends in town that know that we do this.
And one year, for April Fools’, I was a “subcontractor” on a joke at Sun. Someone needed a whole sheet, tie-dyed, on short notice.
I had never dyed anything quite this large before, and I only had one chance to get it right.
Later, I prepared a “half-baked” presentation on how I did it, which (with minor enhancements) I exported to the web. If you decide to take this up as a hobby, almost everything you need can be had from Dharma Trading.
- Powdered Procion dyes (Lemon Yellow, Fuchsia, and Turquoise)
- Soda Ash fixer
- Synthrapol but this might be better
Rubber bands you can get from the office supply, plastic bags (which can be reused) and salt from the grocery store.