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Rainbow Sprinkles

Tie Dye

You have a zero waste tie dye kit - what now?

Upcycle with a Rogue twist.

Caution: It is recommended to use gloves and masks at all times whilst handling dyes. Cover surfaces as dye may stain. If dye enters eyes or mouth please flush with clean cool water and seek medical attention. Store out of reach and sight of children. 

For best results & longevity use on 100% cotton or other natural fibres (white and lighter colours will achieve the best results) and wash dyed items on cool with similar colours. To achieve more of a pastel result reduce the waiting time and/or use less dye powder if preparing liquid dye. 

Powder dye will last months if stored sealed in a cool dry place. Liquid dye should be used immediately.

To wash after dying rinse with cold water for 5 minutes, remove bands, then rinse with warm water until it runs clear. Machine wash with detergent. Dry & enjoy.


Liquid Dye

  • Dampen items with warm water & soda ash

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of dye with 250ml warm water

  • Slowly apply dye as desired

  • Cover with cling film or similar and allow to sit for 24+ hours before rinsing

Ice Dye

  • Place the item in a container (old fruit punnets work brilliantly!)

  • Layer with ice cubes generously on top, then sprinkle lightly with soda ash followed by powdered dye as desired.

  • Wait. Let it sit for 24+ hours after the last ice cube has melted before rinsing.

Foam Dye

  • Layer shaving foam in a container. Follow the intructions for liquid dye & drip the dye onto the foam, then use a skewer to marble.

  • Dip your item into the foam to allow it to adhere. Loosely cover for 24+ hours before rinsing.

  • Works well for hats & shoes.

Tying Techniques

  • Spiral - place item flat on a surface, pinch the fabric in the centre and twist. Secure with bands.

  • Crumple - scrunch the fabric chaotically with your hands and loosely secure with bands.

  • Geode - pinch an area and tightly secure bands at regular intervals to create a roll shape.

  • Have a look online for inspiration or just let your hands and imagination guide you :)

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