Is there actually a dye these days that I can buy and use to make tie-dye Tshirts at home that is actually colorfast? Meaning the colors won't fade immediately? And maybe, just maybe, I wouldn't have to wash the tie-dyed stuff separately every time?
Ya there is a simple technique (which I used to follow). Take a large mouthed container preferable aluminium one kept separately for this purpose. Put it on a stove with sufficient water in it in which the cloth gets soaked easily. Bring the water to a boil. Put the colour you want to use. Put half a fistful of common salt in it. Mix the colour & the salt properly in the container with the help of wooden stick. Wet the cloth properly along which you wish to dye. Soak the cloth in it. Take care that the cloth gets soaked evenly in the coloured water. (Hope you know tie-dye technique or if you are a first timer put small pebbles on a cloth & tie at various places before making the cloth wet for colouring)...
Answer by AnuMeha at 8:50 AM on Mar. 12, 2011
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:10 AM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by TiffanieK at 9:20 AM on Mar. 11, 2011
We did it for a birthday party. kids had fun, but it will stain their clothes they are wearing. You do have to wash separate on the first wash. You can find them at a craft store or at Wal-mart.
Answer by HomeAlone45 at 4:49 PM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by metalhealthmom at 9:53 AM on Mar. 12, 2011