The Soda Soak Tie-Dye Method is the way to do that. Our recipes, abbreviated team directions, and lots of patterns like this have been in the newest guide, "Tie-dye" (#BTD), which we use in our bigger (50/100 top) Tie Dye Group Kits.
Basically, you follow the Soda Soak Tie-Dye guidelines (additionally shown below) en-mass. The bottom line is, everything you do is fold and tie up the tops (or whatever), drench them in a solution of soda ash and water for several minutes, use a remedy of dye, water and urea, allow them to remain overnight in plastic bags, wash them, untie all of them, wash all of them more, and clean all of them in a washing device with Synthrapol or Dharma's expert Textile Detergent and hot water. Thats it! Easy!
The Dharma team kits have got all the basics except the clothing, which we carry at very affordable rates. Dharma white garments is 100percent cotton fiber and tie-dyes beautifully. If obtaining the thread associated with garment in addition dye is important to you, watch for the tiny cotton plant icon regarding clothes advertising - if you do not observe that icon, it really is sewn with Polyester thread, which remains white. In the event that you ensure you get your clothing elsewhere, make sure it's not a polyester combination! You'll receive an extremely beaten up look.
Other activities you might need:
- Large tables (card tables or picnic tables work)
- Dishes of water to rinse gloved hands between colors
- Paper towels and/or sponges to wipe up messes!
- Big garbage can or bags for trash
- Zip-lock plastic bags - if the pupils are likely to use the clothes house to accomplish the wash out and wash (let them have xerox of rinsing directions - this is actually the easiest way to go for the teachers!)-otherwise, completed products can you need to be covered with plastic to keep wet instantly.
- Plumber's tape through the equipment shop. Inexpensive and a fantastic fix if many squeeze bottles leak, that could often happen as they are cheap and mechanically mass produced and there's no chance for us to practically test all of them for you. Just take several wraps around the threads and you won't need to worry. Plumber's tape is a tie-dyer's friend!
PLANNING (prior to the program starts):
It is advisable to possess tables all completely set up, covered with synthetic, etc. Best to setup a dining table for approximately 5 to 10 folks to function simultaneously. Each work area should have newspapers, rubber bands, gloves, little finger rinsing bowl, paper towels or a sponge, zip-lock baggies when it comes to finished tie dyes if you are using them, and squirt containers of premixed dye into the selected colors - about 1 container of each and every color, which may be refilled from jugs of pre-mixed dye as required when you yourself have plenty of people. It will always be far better make use of newly made dye, so you can mix it the morning of course, or even the evening before at most. This allows for brightest possible color. Create "fixer channels" with buckets of premixed soft drink ash for soaking the tied shirts before you apply the dye. Allow about a gallon of soda ash combine for every 8-10 person t-shirts - 1 pound of soft drink ash makes about 2 gallons.
To figure out just how much dye answer you will need, figure around 4 oz. of liquid blended dye answer will entirely color one damp adult t-shirt. So 50 adult t-shirts would take 200 oz of dye combine. Divide the full total ounces you may need by how many colors you may be using to determine what amount of oz. of every color you ought to combine. Our meal is for 8 oz, therefore utilize that and maximize it like a cookie dish to get at the necessary quantity. On an extremely big scale, you might need a calculator, but also for instance, 500 person tees would take 2000 oz, which computes to 15.625 gallons of dye (gather to 16 to-be safe). Per gallon of dye mixture, in the place of tediously calculating teaspoons, use about 1/2 cup dye per gallon of water and 1 cup Urea. 1/2 cup is quite around 4 oz dry dye by fat, but every color has another type of thickness, so yeild will change. And of course, double to quadruple the dye for colors with 1 * or 2** by their particular name. For pastels make use of less. Additionally, it never ever hurts to produce extra as everybody applies dye with another type of style. If for example the design could have more white, then needless to say, you are going to utilize correspondingly less dye. If you're performing little kids shirts, 4 oz might dye 2 or 3, and if you do big outfits, well, you get our drift. Do not forget to use a dust mask when blending all powders!
Tie-dyeing 50 tees in 3 colors, making use of 4 "programs" with 12 to 13 students taking turns at each place:
- Dye: 3 colors in 16 oz squeeze containers will tie-dye 12-13 tops at each station, unless men and women really afin de on dye - for 4 channels, might then require 12 containers (kit has actually 6 - need 6 even more)
You can easily demonstrate tyeing towards the whole group first, showing all of them how exactly to link their clothes - after that have folks get it done at their particular station even though it is fresh within their memory. After that all shirts (or perhaps the very first round, if individuals are in line and taking turns) could be soaked in the soft drink ash channels 5-10 min. (Use heavy gloves to obtain the clothing out from the buckets, and carefully hit from additional soda ash answer so that they are not all drippy going back to the tables) Although the t-shirts tend to be soaking you can show how exactly to use the dye on a pre-tied and soaked apparel. Make sure and show getting the dye into the folds! Then change 'em loose! Have them put their tied up, soft drink soaked garments on some paper so that it soaks within the excess while they tend to be applying the dye. After clothes are colored, put them all from paper with plastic outrageous to help keep them wet for the curing procedure, making sure that tops cannot touch each other, or have each student place their particular garment in a zip-lock synthetic bag. After that, possess students assist tidy up!
Care! The soda ash solution is averagely caustic - it may aggravate your skin.Wear gloves and attention protection. Rinse off at the same time to avoid attention and skin discomfort.1. Fold and/or link the fabric to the desired patterns.The designs will be more defined if you wet the top and squeeze or spin completely excess water before folding.
2. use your dust mask and dissolve 1 cup (8 oz.) of Soda Ash Fixer per gallon of warm water. Immerse the tied up clothes about 5-15 minutes (until soaked). Reuse solution until gone. Squeeze out extra so apparel is simply moist, maybe not leaking.
3. Making use of your dust mask and gloves, combine liquid with all chemical substances except dye. Add fluid to color gradually, pasting as much as stay away from lumps. Apply dye with squeeze containers, paint brushes, sponges, etc., as numerous colors while you desire. Easiest to make use of a funnel to pour mixed dye into squeeze bottles.
(perhaps not hot, body temperature) Some colors are noted with * on
the Procion dye page
(Colors with no * = 2 teaspoons)
(One * = 4 teaspoons)
(Two ** = 8 teaspoons)
(dissolve in heated water first).
(if needed) (somewhat to slow spreading, and control color, if desired.) 4. place textile (nonetheless tied up) in a plastic bag (the theory would be to keep it damp and chemically active - any approach to maintaining it wet is O.K.) and let remain for at the least 4 hours but ideally 24 hours to "cure". Shorter times are better during the summer, and longer times are expected when it's cool.
5. Eliminate from bag and while however tied, rinse off the excess dye under cool flowing water (tap, hose pipe or shower), then rinse in warmer water when you untie and after garments are untied, until water runs fairly obvious. Get washer pre-filled with heated water with Synthrapol or PTD and throw in the clothes as soon as its rinsed, operating it through a full period.