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Do it Yourself

At Howlin' Dyes, we believe that tie-dye is for everyone, and we want to help make your tie-dye dreams come true! Whether you're a tie-dye newbie or an experienced pro, our team is ready to guide you through the process and help you create something truly unique. Come to our studio, or we can travel to you! Our mission is to provide a fun and creative experience for all ages and skill levels.

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Tie -Dye Washing Tips

The dye needs time to bond with the fabric. You will take your DiYs home to rinse & wash.
  • For best color, let sit for 24 hours, 12 hour minimum

  • Start with COLD water, still tied rinse thoroughly 

  • Untie under running water. Use warm/hot water to loosen any sinew string. Be very careful if you use scissors! 

  • Wash in HOT with a small squirt of the blue Original Dawn Dish Soap (avoid regular laundry detergent for the first wash, they often contain Soda Ash, which will lead to back-staining) 

  • Multiple items can be washed together. I let mine soak in HOT water until they are all ready to wash. Hot water will help release excess dye.

  • If you do not want to use Hot water to wash, be aware that the dye will bleed for a while.

  • The dye process will diminish the softness of items. Time and wear or a good fabric softener will fix that. 

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