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tie-dye helpful hints

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Hughes, Bethany (byhughes.us)
Thu, 3 Jun 1999 10:19:06 -0400


Carolyn in MA,
I'm also in Ma, (Methuen) I do a tie-dying after school program every
May, This year I changed my dyes from rit that works awesome to, Procion
MX Dye sold at Charettes in Woburn off of 128. They'll give you a
direction sheet and every thing the dye cost $3.99 a jar and make about
a gallon of a nice dark color. They also recommend you soak the shirts
in Soda Ash for 5 minutes before dying the shirts, and keep them in a
bag for 24 hours after you've died them and them hang them to dry. soda
Ash is a pool supply so it is probable cheaper then the dye set that is
recommended I also told them what I needed it for and they donated it to
the school, I also called local paint stores and had them donate the
t-shirts they give out to the contractor when they buy paint and had 30
of them donated buy 3 different paint stores, it helped having a brother
in the painting business to think of were I could get T-shirt cheep
(free). It also recommends that you put the dyes in squeeze bottles so I
called around to Home Depot to see if they carried them for glue or
something and the guy in the painting department there said he owns a
sub shop (works at home depot for insurance) and recommend to call a
restaurant supply store for them and of course they were really cheep
and I also got a discount on them because they were for a school
project. Any help needed just ask, Zip tie are really good tying be
aware of baggy ties the metal inside will leave rust spots on shirts.
Paint store also donated 5 gallon buckets for soaking shirts in. GOOD
LUCK! WEAR SMOCKS AND HAVE KIDS WEAR NON IMPORTANT CLOTHES TO SCHOOL
THAT DAY ACCIDENTS HAPPEN AND THE DYE DOESN'T WASH OUT.

Bethany