Put some ZIP in your day with this easy-to-use tie dye kit. This kit is a fantastic introduction to tie dye! You supply the shirts and everything else you need is here, including three pre-mixed colors of Procion MX dye — the undisputed king of tie dye.
NOTE: You will need to supply the fabric. For use on cotton and other natural fabrics or clothing. Dyes up to 5 T-shirts.
Included in this Tie Dye kit:
Pre-measured Procion MX dye (1 each in: Magenta, Turquoise, Yellow)
Soda Ash dye fixer
3 applicator bottles
Instructions with tying patterns
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Tie Dye Post Party Instructions [pdf]—a simple instruction sheet you can print and give to friends if they take their freshly tie dyed garments home to wash.
Tie Dye — it’s so easy!
1. Wet garment and tie with rubber bands.
2. Soak in Soda Ash and mix the dyes with tap water.
3. Apply dye, wait 24 hours, rinse, wash, dry and enjoy!
Because Procion MX dyes is used away from the stovetop, they are ideal for shibori, ice dyeing, tub and low water immersion dyeing, as well as printing, direct painting and other “alternative” dye applications. As 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 to create the most vibrant colors possible for cotton, linen and other plant-based fabrics. You can also use with protein fibers if acidified. Procion MX dyes are typically used with a soda ash fixative, which can be added directly to the dye bath or used 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, and direct application. Also, 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.
Procion MX tie dye kit