It’s the last day of summer! We dyed some shirts to celebrate!
- Powdered Dyes ( Jacquard Procion used here)
- White - Beige Rastaclat Tees
- 5 gallon bucket
- Rubber Gloves
- Rubber Bands
- Plastic Tub
- Window Screen
- Synthrapol Detergent
- Soda Ash
- Pre-wash the shirt in warm water (syntrapol optional) to remove chemicals and oils. This will help the dyes stick.
- Mix water with a cup of soda ash in the bucket and allow the shirts to soak for 15 minutes.
- Tie the shirts in your desired pattern with the rubber bands, you may even skip the rubber band step and scrunch the shirts when it’s time to dye.
- Place the window screen on the bucket and disperse the shirts around, making sure that there’s enough flat spots for ice to sit on.
- Cover the shirts with ice completely.
- Using a spoon or fork, gently spread a small amount of dye around, allowing the dyes to make contact with the ice.
- Be creative with it, the dyes will melt on the ice and catch on the shirts below. Ice may be added as needed.
- A second round may be applied if you feel like it needs more colors.
- Wait at least 24 hours for the ice to melt and for the shirts to settle with the dyes.
- Rinse the shirts until the water is clear and wash them with 2 capfuls of synthrapol.
- Air dry and wear!