For the traditional reactive dyeing process you will need dye powder, soda ash, urea (opt.), fabric detergent (opt.), dust mask, gloves, and safety glasses. Dye Mixing: For the color swatch, we used 2 tsp English Violet dye powder to 1/2 cup warm water with 1/2 tsp urea. You can use less dye powder to get a lighter hue. [English Violet is a homogeneous dye.] Use your own reactive dye procedure or one of the dyeing procedures from the links below. Have fun! Tie Dye PDF
More Dye Info: We spend a lot of time finding the top quality suppliers for our dyes. All of the dye houses generally buy from the same suppliers. We take the dye and create our own colors which requires a complex computer program and manual process. This allows us to be consistent with the dye colors. We have dye shipments coming in every two weeks, so you are always receiving new dyes.
We really make an effort to pack things well and to tape all of the jars to help prevent any accidental dye spills while being shipped. There's nothing like opening your package and finding a box of spilled dye powder.
We would love to ship your orders the same day; but we know the importance of taking the time to get the correct dyes to you in the best condition. So, we normally ship in 1-2 business days depending on the volume of orders we have at the time. Also, we don't charge handling fees so that we can keep our shipping rates low. Always feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the dyes.