Tie Dyes Underway

3 Jul

This weekend I tie dyed 48 bandannas and 25 onesies.  They have gone through the hold process, which is where the dye is allowed to sit on the fabric in a warm environment, and they are now ready to rinse out.  The rinse process, in short, involves washing out each item, and then running them through several washer/dryer cycles.  Unfortunately our power is still out from the wind storm we had on Friday so the washer and dryer are out of commission. 

As soon as the power is back on, Ill wash all of the bandannas and onesies out, and have the new items stocked and ready for purchase.    Yea! 

This was a relatively small dye batch.  And since the items I dyed were small, I did not need a large dying surface.  So I prepared a small set up.  If I were working with larger quantities or larger sized items, like adult sized t-shirts, I would have pulled out the large dye bed and grate instead of the bucket and small grate in the photo below.    

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