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18 August 2011

Tie-Dye Results

We had a friend over, and had a blast dying everything we could get our hands on. Got some cute stuff out of it, and learned a few things about tie-dye and batik.

  • Don't forget to let the stuff sit after you pull it out of the dye.
  • Rinse it while it's still tied up, so that the white stays brighter.
  • Wax melts nicely in my mini crock-pot, but
  • Batik has to be done on dry fabric. If it's wet it will resist the wax and take the dye.
  • Make sure you have plenty of space to hang things: if they touch the dye can transfer.


misskate said...

Awesome! Sounds like a good time!
So the wax melts nicely, but how does it clean up?

Ritsumei said...

Ha! You caught me: I haven't actually taken it out of the little crock pot yet. It's a chunk in there. But my plan is to melt it just a hair, then put it on some wax paper to dry. Shouldn't be a problem, but I haven't actually done it yet.

mommyx12 said...

I love tie dye stuff. I think it is so cool. Sounds like you all had a great time.

Roberta said...

The wax may be easier to pop out if you put the crock in the refrigerator for a little while.

I love to tye-dye. Thanks for sharing your hints!

Ritsumei said...

Hey, that's a really good idea! Thanks! Happily, it's shopping day in a couple of days, so there's even space in there right now!


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