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Re: Tie-Dye and Caribbean

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Artzyal_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue Mar 13 2001 - 16:33:36 PST


In a message dated 3/13/01 3:40:17 PM Eastern Standard Time,
jessica_georg@hotmail.com writes:

<< First, do any of you have any suggestions for Tie-Dye? >>
I have had very good results with the dyes from Dharma Trading Catalog. You
can purchase supplies online or request a catalog. I find the best method is
mixing the dye and putting it in "squirt" type bottles, I got donations of
empty dishwashing detergent bottles. The fabric to be dyed is soaked in Soda
Ash before dying. You can wrap the fabric with the rubber bands first, dip
in soda ash for a minute then squirt on the dyes. Place the whole "shirt" in
ziplock bag, the kids bring it home and let it "set" in the bag over night,
then rinse in cool water before removing the bands. All this is explained in
detail in the catalog.
I think the address is www.dharmatrading.com.
Good Luck,
Allison

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