kids tie dye party
  • Hi,
    I have a kids tie dye party this weekend.

    I have done one previously and bought tie dye kits, where everything is supplied for the whole process in one box, but this time there were none available in the shop and i purchased individual dyes of the iDye range., there were no other products available specifically for tie dye.

    I have 100% cotton tshirts and leggings (white) and have washed them.
    Can i mix the dye into buckets with water and let the kids submerse the garments with elastic bands, and also dilute some dye into squirt bottles, would the dye stay bright, if i then wrapped the garments in plastic, and left in plastic bags for 24 hours?

    I have some soda ash, should i put the garments in this solution first or just add salt to the dye.
  • Oh Dear,

    I'm sorry to tell you, but the iDye doesn't work very well for tie dyeing. Because it is a direct dye it prefers very hot water in order to dye fabrics well. The dye best suited for tie dyeing is Procion MX. If you'd like to give us a call at 800 442 0455 we might be able to find a store for you or otherwise arrange to get some dye to you by the weekend.

  • oh dear,

    I live in Australia and havent seen Procion MX anywhere!!!!
  • I did a quick check at our store locator and found a few dealers of the Procion MX in Australia. Not sure if any of them are close enough to be of help to you, but here's the list:

    Country Dye Works
    163 Killarney Lane
    Merrijig, Vic 3723 Phone: (03) 5777 5999

    The Thread Studio Phone: +61 8 9227 1561
    Fax: +61 8 9227 0254

    Artmaterials Pty Ltd.
    21/1140 Nepean Hwy.
    Mornington Victoria 3931 Phone: 1300 552 390
    Fax: 03 5977 2717

    P.O. Box 7188
    Wetherill Park, NSW 2164 Phone: +61 2 9756 6554
    Fax: +61 2 9756 4552

    Clay Princess
    423 Parramatta Road
    NSW 2040 Phone: 61 2 9590 9991
    Fax: 61 2 9560 9919

    Art Supplies Noosa
    Unit 7 No 171 Noosa Eumundi Road
    Noosaville, Qld 4566 Phone: 0754741046

    10/18 Batchworth Rd
    Molendinar, Queensland 4214 Phone: +61 416 832 638

    Hope this helps!