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Re: [teacherartexchange] I need suggestions for fabric dye and tie-dye


From: Betty B (bettycarol_40_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Dec 18 2007 - 06:33:50 PST

you can't go wrong with Dharma trading. Their t-shirt
group kit is great. We had a hugely successful T-shirt
dyeing with art camp using them, and our middle school
home ec club tie dyes with them every year. We mostly
just use their lemon yellow, hot pink and (turquoise)
for a cyan magenta yellow thing, so the shirts all
come out vibrant and mud-free

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> I've been told that in order to prepare for field
> day at my school, it is
> tradition for the art classes to tie-dye T-shirts
> for the kids to wear.
> All the dye is supposed to be ordered by me - the
> only problem is I know
> very little about it. Does anyone have
> recommendations of child-safe
> dyes? I'd like them to be of decent quality, but I
> think the deciding
> factor is going to be cost, since I have to have
> enough for 600 shirts.
> Where can I buy in bulk?
> Also, does anyone have any tie-dye tips? I know I'm
> not allowed to use
> rubber bands with them, so I'm kind of at a loss for
> how to do this.
> Ugh...the idea of tie-dying 600 shirts in one day is
> making me break out
> in cold sweat.
> Help!
> Heather
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Betty C Bowen
printmaker, painter
art educator
Cushing Oklahoma

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