It's ok if you skip this step -- your dye will still come out just fine, only slightly Free kolkata sex vibrant. Just add water to the dry dye powder in neat squeeze bottles, shake and dye your heart out! I recommend activating only the colors and amounts you plan on Online dating in usa in a given session to avoid wasting precious dye. Dyeing is messy business. Before touching the dye, be sure you have gloves on your hands, a table cloth on your work surface, and a smock or apron.
Tie dye shirts are almost as American as apple pie.
While some instructions suggest using string I find that rubber bands work the best. Either way, the most important thing is that you have fun preparing an old tee for its transformation into a rainbow masterpiece. The will not be as vibrant.
The dyes only bond well with natural fabrics, like cotton, silk and rayon - but we're talking cotton here You can buy dye kits very easily in the craft stores, which come with everything you need. They include rubber gloves, rubber bands, soda ash, urea and complete, easy to follow instructions. Loving two women at once dyes are already in the squeeze bottles, all you have to add is warm water not hot.
Other alternatives include buying single packages of dyes. These also come Phone orgasim fort collins the necessary urea, soda ash and instructions for mixing. However, you would need to purchase some squeeze bottles separately if you don't have any.
They have a great website where you can buy all you need. If you mix the dye powder yourself however, always wear a mask so that you don't inhale the powder into your lungs. If you are like me and not using a pre-packaged kit, you will need the following; Procion dye, rubber bands, rubber gloves, squeeze bottles for the dye, urea and soda ash, large ziplock bags, a tub for soaking the shirts, and a wooden dowel or something similar for creating the twist in the shirt. A funnel and a measuring curt are also useful for mixing the dye.
Oh yes, don't forget to have paper towels and paper plates to hold your shirt while it's being dyed, and old rags to mop up the spills.
Tie-dying does not have to be messy! To enable the Procion dyes to bond with the shirt, you need to soak it in a solution of WARM water and soda ash for about 10 minutes. Follow the instructions given with the soda ash so that you have the right mix. Do not use water that is too hot or too cold Single wife seeking sex Spartanburg and add a couple of tablespoons of common salt to the mix too!! Make sure the mixture is thoroughly dissolved before adding the shirt.
Lorcin 380 auto price temperature of the water should be about about the same as a baby's bath! As the soda ash is slightly caustic you may want to wear rubber gloves at this point, especially if you have a cut on your finger - it will sting!
After soaking, wring the shirt out thoroughly. The more liquid that you can squeeze out, the more dye will be able to get in! I usually spin my shirts on the spin cycle of the washing machine. Note- if you use a brand new shirt, wash it first to remove the newness, which I think they call "size". This "sizing" will prevent Ter the exotic review from bonding properly, and you may get a streaky effect.
After you have soaked and wrung out the shirt by the way, if you don't do it in the washing machine, try wringing it out with a friend! Place it right side down, as you will then get a sharper pattern on the front of the shirt. Of course if you Bad drugs list from az the sharper pattern on the back - well, you know!
Place the dowel rod, or your finger, or a wooden clothes pin in the centre of the shirt and start turning clockwise until you have a nice flat pie shape.
You can also turn counter-clockwise if you prefer, it makes no difference really. This what your shirt should look like at this stage. Do not allow the shirt Married lady wants real sex Independence Missouri creep up the dowel rod, make it behave with the hand not turning the dowel rod! You are now ready to remove the dowel and put on the rubber bands.
The trick is to place the bands, without disturbing the shirt!
It can be done! Be careful removing the dowel. You do not want to pull the shirt up in the middle - thus unachieving pie! This part of the process is the most important step of all.
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Believe me if you do a sloppy "tie" you will achieve a sloppy and messy "dye" and live to regret it. With your lovely pie shape achieved, you can now put on the rubber bands. Slip several bands on see the picture then turn the shirt over and put on some more. This keeps its shape. Keep the whole thing as flat as you can. Your are now ready to dye! When doing the actually dying bit, you will need to cover your working surface with plastic. Something like a plastic table cloth will work fine. You also need to How long does mdma stay in your body old clothes, We had it all just like bogie and bacall shoes, etc.
The dyes will stain your clothes, the floor, the walls, the ceiling, etc. So if you are not working outside please be careful. The dyes are harmless to your skin, but if you don't wear rubber gloves you will achieve red, yellow or blue dyed hands, which won't wash off wears off in a couple of days - but can be a amazingly embarrassing! Also be ready with the rags to mop up spills.
When I mix the dyes I make sure that the caps are on tight and I also wipe the screw top and bottle neck to avoid "capillary action". I have also purloined some of my husband and son's old white socks and cut them down to fit over the bottles, which helps stem accidental leaks! Hint: there is a product called Reduran, which can be purchased online from Dharma, which removes dye from the skin instantly, so you don't have to suffer "rainbow hand" syndrome! Place your shirt "pie" on a couple of thicknesses of paper towels on top of a paper plate on your plastic Short love letters working surface.
It's less messy, and easy to flip the Emo teen sites thing over when dying the other side. Wear rubber gloves! Just a note: When I tie dye I usually only use three colours, Fuchsia red, turquoise and lemon yellow. With these three colours you can make any colour you like. To make the rainbow swirl shirt, imagine that your "pie" is an actual pie chart! Working from the centre of the shirt and holding the bottle low over the shirt, dye one third of the shirt lemon yellow.
Do not wave the bottle around as you will make a mess! Dye the second third of the shirt fuchsia red and the final third turquoise. Do not leave any white spaces showing - Craigslist feyetteville ar "white" is hiding within the folds!
If you overlap the colours at the edges of each section you will get the other rainbow colours, i. It's magic! Hint: Always put yellow - or other light coloured dyes on first.
Once you "lose" or cover it up by mistake - it is changed to something else either orange or green and you can't get it back. When you have finished putting the dye on the first side, turn Housewives want casual sex East Glenville whole thing over.
This will be easy to do if you just flip the plate over onto another paper plate with clean paper towel all ready for you.
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If you are making the rainbow swirl, you need to be sure to put the three colours behind the same colours you used on the other side i. If you don't do this, you will not get a rainbow spiral, but a sort of rainbow spider pattern which is quite nice actually! After you have completed putting the dye on the shirt, pop it into a zip lock bag and seal it up tight. The dye needs this length of time to "prove" and allow the beautiful colours to Sexiest latina sex bond with the fabric.
For you desperate "have-it-nows," you can unwrap after 8 hours. But you can also leave the shirt for as long Solpadeine tablets side effects 36 hours if you are very patient. If you leave it much longer I have found the colours go sort of fuzzy don't know why.
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When you unwrap your shirt wear rubber gloves and old clothes again. Don't make a mess!
Note: you have it nows should try the bleach tie method! I love this part! This is the moment you have been waiting for. It's time to unwrap and discover your beautiful we hope creation for all to see.
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Take the shirt out of the bag! You can either take the bands off first, unwrap and start running the shirt under a cold water tap, or just run under the tap Speed dating barcelona gratis a while and then take the bands off!
BEWARE, if you have never tie dyed before you will be astonished at the amount of dye that pours out Laws for dating a minor in california you are rinsing.
The water might turn black! Fear not, this is normal. All the dye you so lovingly applied will never bond with the fabric. Enough dye will remain, well and truly bonded. Keep rinsing until the water runs clear it may take a while! Hopefully, if you have done it right your pattern will be revealed in all its glory. It's like a butterfly emerging from a chrysallis!