Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Arts and Crafts/Tie-Dye
- 1 1. Know what the best types of materials are for dyeing and how to prepare them for dyeing.
- 2 2. Know what the purpose of the Soda Ash is and how long the fabric is to soak.
- 3 3. Know the purpose of the Urea that is mixed with the Dye.
- 4 4. What safety equipment should be worn when mixing up the dye for Tie-Dyeing? Why?
- 5 5. Determine what the three primary colors are.
- 6 6. Verbally describe what primary colors of dye will be needed to make the following secondary colors. Orange, Green, & Purple.
- 7 7. Verbally describe what the outcome will be if two secondary colors are mixed.
- 8 8. Use a Kleenex tissue & colored marker to demonstrate two different types of folds one could do on a T-shirt.
- 9 9. Once you have seen the outcome of the different folds you have created on tissue, fold & dye an item for yourself. Bandana, t-shirt, pillowcase, etc… Always keep in mind, no two items will be identical, nor will they be perfect. Each item will be as unique as the individual who made it.
- 10 10. Wear or bring this item to the next meeting for your club members to see.
- 11 References
1. Know what the best types of materials are for dyeing and how to prepare them for dyeing.
2. Know what the purpose of the Soda Ash is and how long the fabric is to soak.
Submerging the fabric in a solution of soda ash prepares the fibers of the cloth for permanent chemical bonding with the dye used in tie-dyeing. The folded and tied fabric may be submerged in a bath of soda ash solution for 5-30 minutes. Dye is then applied, either by submerging the cloth bundle in a bath of dye or by squirting dyes onto specific areas of the fabric. Alternatively, the soda ash may be added directly to the dye solution rather than soaking the fabric in a solution of soda ash. After 12-48 hours, depending temperature, dye, and the desired brightness of the final product, the fabric can be rinsed and unwrapped.