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Dyes For Tie-Dyeing 
You can't tie-dye without the dye! Though you can use a variety of dyes to do tie-dye, our recommended and most popular is the Dharma Fiber Reactive Dye for all cotton, rayon, hemp and other plant fibers. (you can use it on silk, but some colors will shift) It's the one the professionals use and will put those low quality, over the counter dyes to shame. We also carry our Dharma Pigment Dye which is best if you need to plan to tie-dye with a group of small children and want to avoid chemicals and powders - the colors just won't be as intense and it isn't as cost effective. If you want to tie dye silk, you can use these products or any silk dye or paint that we carry.
Dharma Fiber Reactive Procion Dyes
Pro's: Best dye for cotton, rayons, linens, hemp and other plant based fibers. Best dye for Tie-Dye and Batik. Vibrant wash fast permanent colors. Easy to use. Does not need hot water. Economical!
Con's: With silks and wools, colors are still vibrant, but shift. Need to use with the proper chemicals. Do not work on synthetics.
Dharma Pigment Dye
Pros: It's a concentrated (so economical after dilution) pigment system that feels like dye instead of paint, is easy to use for all kinds of techniques, is concentrated, non-toxic and works on most synthetics as well as natural fibers
Cons: Limited color selection, colors fade with washing the first time (typical of "dyeing" with pigments) - you have to like the unique "stonewashed" look
Tumble Dye Tie-dye - 2 Oz.
Pro's
Non-toxic, so great for kids. Water based. No extra chemicals needed. Ready to use, quick results. Easy clean up.
Con's:
Some fading. A lot of white will be left in the design. Does not work on synthetics. Limited Colors.
Jacquard SolarFast
Pros: Has so many uses! Photograms, Painting, Tie dyeing, Screen printing, Sun Printing, Stamping and Batik.
Cons: Not available in larger sizes, not meant for large dyeing projects, light sensitive.
Tie-Dye Cords

Pro's: Simple for children, no mixing of dyes and chemicals; fast results
Con's: Needs to be simmered on a stove by an adult. Colors not as vibrant as traditional Tie-Dye - much more white areas.




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