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I retired a couple of years ago and am having a fantastic time exploring my inner hippie. I seem to be re-defining myself. My creative side was pretty much in check during my career years, but now it's out and it's wild and it's free.

I've always loved tie dye! Back in the day, my kids were resplendent in their tie dyed baby clothes. I recently re-discovered tie dye, and has it ever changed! Today's dyes don't fade or washout and the colors are endless. I especially love dyed silk. When using multiple colors, the dyes blend and create even more colors. Too much fun!

I use high grade fiber reactive dyes, which actually bond with the fabric. I pre-wash all of the items I dye, and wash them twice after the dye process. Since the dyes become part of the fabric, they are color-safe - they don't wash out or fade. You may want to wash the…

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  • Joined January 10, 2012

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Silk, cotton, dyes, rayon

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About

I retired a couple of years ago and am having a fantastic time exploring my inner hippie. I seem to be re-defining myself. My creative side was pretty much in check during my career years, but now it's out and it's wild and it's free.

I've always loved tie dye! Back in the day, my kids were resplendent in their tie dyed baby clothes. I recently re-discovered tie dye, and has it ever changed! Today's dyes don't fade or washout and the colors are endless. I especially love dyed silk. When using multiple colors, the dyes blend and create even more colors. Too much fun!

I use high grade fiber reactive dyes, which actually bond with the fabric. I pre-wash all of the items I dye, and wash them twice after the dye process. Since the dyes become part of the fabric, they are color-safe - they don't wash out or fade. You may want to wash the items separately the first time or two, but after that, they can be washed with any other color-safe items.

All of my items are washed in Synthrapol, a textile detergent that is perfume-free. I never use fabric softener or any other additives.

I work in my home, which is smoke free, however I do have pets. I take care to protect each item from allergens by placing them in sealed plastic bags directly after they are washed, dried, and ironed.

I hope you enjoy my shop!

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