Dye Kits

Tie-Dye Accessory Kit

3 Squeeze Bottles, 20 Rubber Bands, 2 Pairs of Gloves, 1 Microwavable Tray

Scrambling to find the supplies you need to tie-dye? Look no further than our tie-dye accessory kit, which includes 3 perfectly-sized squeeze bottles, 20 rubber bands, two pairs of protective gloves and a microwaveable tray to speed up the dyeing process. Pair this kit with your favorite Rit All-Purpose Dyes to create a world of color bound only by your imagination.

Perfect For:

Cotton, Linen, Silk, Wool, Ramie, Rayon, Viscose, Nylon, Modal, Tulle

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Tie-Dye Basics

Scroll for a quick tutorial on tie-dyeing. For complete instructions, head to our step-by-step tutorial here.

Step 1: Pick a Color

We have many many colors to choose from. You can also use one of our thousand color formulas. If using our formulas, after you pick a color, select any item in the small category and cut the recipe in half.

Step 2: Gather Supplies

In addition to our Tie-Dye Accessory Kit and your choice of dye(s), we suggest getting a bottle of ColorStay Dye Fixative to prevent bleeding and fading. Plus, grab a baking rack so that the dye doesn’t puddle under the fabric when you apply it.

Step 3: Tie Your Fabric

You can’t really go wrong here. We’re really into the scrunch method right now, where you scrunch random sections of the fabric and hold them together with rubber bands. You could also go old school with the swirl by pinching the center of the fabric and twisting in a spiral direction until you can’t anymore. For more on folding techniques, check out our more in depth tie-dye tutorial here.

Step 4: Prepare Your Squeeze Bottles

Add 2 teaspoons of liquid dye or 1/4 teaspoon of powder dye to bottle and 1 teaspoon of salt. Fill the rest of the bottle with hot water.

Step 5: It's Dye Time

You can apply multiple colors or stick to just one. There is no right or wrong here! Make sure to dye both sides. If you are trying to achieve a lot of white space, leave some sections undyed.

Step 6: Apply ColorStay Dye Fixative

Use ColorStay Dye Fixative after dyeing to reduce bleeding and fading so you can enjoy your newly tie-dyed item for the long run! Apply it 30 minutes after you’ve dyed with a squeeze bottle.

Step 8: Set the Dye With Your Microwave

No need to wait 24 hours for the reveal anymore. As long as your fabric doesn’t have any metal parts on it, place the fabric in the microwavable tray that comes with our Tie-Dye Accessory Kit and microwave it for 2 minutes. The heat from the microwave opens up the fibers in the fabric to absorb the dye, ensuring that you get long lasting and vibrant color. If you don’t have a microwave or can’t microwave the fabric you are dyeing, leave the fabric out in the sun for a couple of hours or apply heat with a hair dryer.

Step 9: Rinse and Reveal!

After the item has cooled down, rinse it for a good amount of time to get rid of any unabsorbed dye. This might be the most important step as it removes any unabsorbed dye that might come off in the wash. Once rinsed, undo the rubber bands and reveal your tie-dyed creation!

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