Bringing Home your Tie-Dyed Shirts
We are using Fiber Reactive Dye for great results. Be sure to follow the steps below when you bring your shirts home!
What to do when you bring your tie-dyed items home.
- Let your shirts stay in their plastic bags untouched for at least 12 hours, (24 hours is even better!).
- Wear gloves and rinse (each shirt separately) under COLD running water, remove or cut the rubber bands, then continue rinsing until water runs fairly clear.
- Wash in very HOT water, using regular detergent. Repeat wash if necessary. Rinse twice. This removes any excess unattached dye. Dry your shirt in the dryer or hang up to dry. It never hurts to wash your shirt separately for the first few wearings. After that you can wash them with anything.
Helpful Hint: With this dye, there is always lots of “excess dye” to be washed out. Don’t crowd your washing machine with too much tie-dye or the water gets too muddy and so will your tie-dyes. A key to clear, brilliant tie-dyes is the rinse and washout procedure – don’t skimp!
All done! Enjoy your shirts!