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Old 07-19-2016, 08:28 AM
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The kiddos did tie dye shirts today to use as "daycare" shirts. I have two questions.

First, it says let them sit 24 hours before washing. Is that really necessary? They want to wear them on our field trip tomorrow.

Secondly, any ideas what to do with the bit of leftover dye. I hate to throw it out, since it is so expensive!
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:51 AM
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If you don't let them sit they will be a duller color . I have both waited the 24 hours and not wait the 24 hours . I had a big difference in color in the ones that I washed the same day .
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If you don't let them sit they will be a duller color . I have both waited the 24 hours and not wait the 24 hours . I had a big difference in color in the ones that I washed the same day .
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:14 AM
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Secondly, any ideas what to do with the bit of leftover dye. I hate to throw it out, since it is so expensive!
The kit I used said to use the dyes within 45 minutes of mixing, so I just threw out the leftovers.
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The kit I used said to use the dyes within 45 minutes of mixing, so I just threw out the leftovers.
Probably what I will end up doing. I just hate to throw out good stuff.
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Can you find white cotton hankies anywhere anymore? We used to tie dye when I had schoolagers and we made bandanas to go with the tshirts.
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:20 PM
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Can you find white cotton hankies anywhere anymore? We used to tie dye when I had schoolagers and we made bandanas to go with the tshirts.
Oh I wish I had some, but I am not sure. But it has been several hours not sure how long the dye does keep.
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Doesn't really matter if they wear the shirts tomorrow. Just don't wash them right away. The dye still gets its full 24 hours to cure.
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Doesn't really matter if they wear the shirts tomorrow. Just don't wash them right away. The dye still gets its full 24 hours to cure.
Well maybe. But the directions say keep them wet in a plastic bag for the 24 hours. I am not sure. I am just going to give them the 24 hours. The kids could use a lesson in patience!
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Well maybe. But the directions say keep them wet in a plastic bag for the 24 hours. I am not sure. I am just going to give them the 24 hours. The kids could use a lesson in patience!
Better off keeping them in the bag then.

I just read your other thread. I say take them to the park and make them sit there, for a short visit anyway.
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Yeah, I have done fabric dye before and never left it sit that long, but I am afraid these will run together or something.
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