Friday, 5 August 2011

The Jacquard Tie Dye Kit

The Jacquard Tie Dye Kit has been designed for children, and is especially fun while enjoying the Summer weather (this activity is guaranteed to pry them away from the x-box).

Children over 8 (and adults too) will enjoy making their own tie-dyed t-shirt.  The kit includes 3 colours of Procion MX dye in red, yellow and blue, and the setting agent, soda ash.  There is enough to pattern up to 5 t-shirts (white cotton works best) or you can have a go at dyeing one of our silk scarves which will be equally effective.

The tie dye kit contains 3 colours of dyes, soda ash, 1 pair of gloves,
a bag of rubber bands, and colourful illustrated instructions.
 The instructions show a number of ways to 'tie' the t-shirt to create different patterning.  The tightened rubber band or tied string prevents the dye from reaching the areas which are bound, and when the bindings are removed there is a pattern on the dyed fabric.

The fabric can be re-tied and dyed a number of times to build up different colours and to overlap the patterning.  Combining different colours will result in new colours:

yellow + red = orange
yellow + blue = green
red + blue = purple

Please visit our website if you would like to order the Jacquard Tie Dye kit or to browse our range of silk scarves.

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