Tie Dye is a perennial hit with children of all ages. This easy, fun and economical tie dye class pack is perfect for classes, parties and camps. Tie Dye is a fantastic way to recycle old, faded or even stained clothes and fabric.
NOTE: You will need to supply 100% cotton shirts or fabric, paper towels, water and a bucket.
Ages 8+ (recommended for up to 30 individuals).
Tie Dye Class Pack includes:
- 9 (8 fl oz/0.24 L) applicator bottles of pre-measured Procion MX Dye powder (3 each of yellow, magenta, turquoise) – just add water
- 3 empty (8 oz/0.24 L) applicator mixing bottles
- 1 lb/0.24 kg Soda Ash dye fixer
- ½ lb/0.23 kg rubber bands
- Box of gloves
- Easy-to-follow book – “Tie Dye to Die For & Batik You Can’t Resist”
Procion MX dyes are “cold water dyes” that are fixed chemically, rather than with heat. This unique property sets them apart from other fabric dyes and consequently establishes them as the undisputed king of backyard dyeing, batik and tie dye.
Because Procion MX dyes are used away from the stovetop, they are also ideal for shibori, ice dyeing, as well as tub and low water immersion dyeing. Additionally, they are great for printing, direct painting and other “alternative” dye applications. Because it is a fiber-reactive dye, Procion MX forms a strong covalent bond with cellulosic fibers, making it the most permanent and wash fast of all dyestuffs.
Mix the concentrated dye powder with tap water. This creates the most vibrant colors possible for cotton, linen and other plant-based fabrics. Typically, Procion MX dyes are used with a soda ash fixative. Add this directly to the dye bath or use it to pretreat the fabric as in tie dyeing and other “batch setting” techniques. Typically, one 2/3 oz bottle will dye more than 1 lb of dry fabric. However, very bright colors will require more dye and pastel colors will require less.
Tie dye, immersion dyeing, batik, screen printing, direct application, gradation or ombré dyeing, sprinkle dyeing, as well as ice dyeing and more.
Cellulose Fibers: cotton, linen, canvas, hemp, jute, ramie, sisal, paper, as well as rayon and more.