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Preparation (variable with approximate quantities)Step 1:
Choose a selection of reactive dye colors . Follow our color wheel to know more about color mixing to achieve required shades.
Calculation: 1 teaspoon (5g) of dye powder mixed with 3.5oz (100ml) of warm water is enough to tiedye 1 T-shirt.Step 2:
Prewash the natural fibre textile made in cotton, rayon, viscose, linen, silk or wool to remove any weaving starch, stains or any impurities using our “Liquid De-sizing Enzyme” and to improve textile absorption.
Calculation: ½ teaspoon(3ml) of desizing enzyme mixed with ½ gallon (225ml) of hot water is enough to prewash 1 T-shirt.Step 3:To create a reaction of reactive dye with cellulose of Textile fibre we need Fibre Activator Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate) which is a mild alkali fixative to be dissolved in water. Soak the dried textile in the soda ash solution for at least 30 minutes and squeeze tightly. Retain or store the extra soda ash solution for any next use.
For Pre-soak tiedye process mix ½ cup (125g) of Soda Ash in ¾ gallon (3.5L) of water and stir well to dissolve which is enough for 8-10 T-shirts.
For instant Liquid tiedye or ice dye process mix 1-1½ teaspoon (5-8 g) reactive dye with 1 tablespoon (15g) of soda ash in 6½ oz(180 ml) warm water in squeeze bottle and shake well to dissolve dye.Step 4: (optional).
To thicken the liquid dye ½ teaspoon (2 g) of Sodium Alginate - seaweed (thickener) can be added if required.Step 5:
Apply dye/dye with soda ash on the selected project. Cover with Polysheet/polybag and retain in a warm place for 18-30 hours.Step 6:
Wash the tied textile with hot water to remove any extra color. Release string or rubber bands and wash in running water.Step 7:
Wash the textile using our biodegradable liquid soaping agent to brighten the colors.
Calculation: ½ teaspoon (3ml) of liquid soaping agent mixed with ½ gallon (225ml) of water is enough to prewash 1 T-shirt.Step 8:
Finally wash in normal water, dry and iron to use.Note: For Silk and Wool Prewash textile with 2 tablespoons (30 ml) Vinegar in ¼ gallon (1 L) of water.
As mentioned on kit - to convert in oz/g/ml/ teaspoon/tablespoon