Thursday, January 31, 2013

Do Pre-Mixed Tulip Tie Dye Kit Dyes last months?

The Tulip Tie Dye Kit recommends that you use the dye 45 min after mixing, but I had some pre-mixed dyes sitting in my kitchen for over 6 months.  When I didn't use up the dyes during my first yarn tie dyeing excursion, I couldn't bring myself to dispose of the extra dyes.   I kept meaning to use them, but time was just slipping away.  I finally realized that this would give me an opportunity to test out the manufacturer instructions that the dyes should be used within 45 min of mixing.  Do you think that they would still work to dye a vibrant yarn?


 

I have many other dyeing experiments in my queue, but do you have anything you would like to see me try?  I love suggestions!  

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  1. Somewhere around 8 years ago, I mixed blue, green, yellow, purple, and fuchsia. They've been hanging in my kitchen all these years. Friday,Feb 2nd, 2018 I cleaned them out by dying a spare shirt. Why not experiment? The purple didn't mix up well and was rust colored, other than that, they looked normal and vibrant. I severely saturated the shirt and left the it for 48 hours. The green and yellow washed out completely. The rust colored "purple" actually came out to be a light purple. The blue and pink had the most viability and commbined made darker splotches of purple, but both were much lighter than normal.

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