So I have been having fun starting with colored cotton tees, folding and tying them up, then removing color and then adding other colors back in. With Black Tees, they go to a light tan and can easily be re dyed. BUT, some colored tees discharge to unexpected colors... Like this Purple tee that discharged to a bright orange. I decided to just leave it discharged, but then it dried to a rusty brown color. So this time I tried discharging it and then I rinsed it very well and then added Deep Orange to the tee... well it still dried to a rusty brown, but the orange gives it a bit of color... I will continue playing with these 'other' color tees and will eventually make a video.
I use Procion dyes which are professional strength commercial dyes, the colors stay bright for years. I work with Gildan Ultra tees, they are 6.1 oz, 100% pre-shrunk cotton.
Great dyes, quality tees, and attention to detail, combined with my ability to embrace the random nature of liquid color, equals an awesome new shirt for you to wear and show off. Each tee is handmade, so every tee shirt is unique.... I may be able to do one similar, but never exact.
Hello, my name is Carl, aka MrTieDye. I am a Dye Artist and I love the medium of tie-dye. I push the boundaries of tie-dye to places few people have seen. I am constantly asked "how did you do THAT with tie-dye?"
I started twisting tees and splashing dye in August 2000 and quickly realized the unlimited potential of the tie-dye medium. I have experimented with many techniques of tie-dye as I explored its history. Now, along with my peers, I am boldly contributing to the future of this dynamic new face now emerging in the World of Art ~ Tie-Dye!