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How to Tie Dye: Double Spiral Scrunch [Liquid Dye]

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A how-to on the folding and tying pattern to dye a double spiral scrunch. Have fun experimenting with the design! If you'd like to support the creation of videos by Casual Collisions, please visit: https://www.patreon.com/CasualCollisions I use Procion Fiber Reactive Dyes from: http://www.dharmatrading.com Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DyeForIt
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Natalie Olson (17 days ago)
Do you use urea when you mix your dyes?
Casual Collisions (17 days ago)
I've been very happy with: http://www.dharmatrading.com/dyes/dharma-fiber-reactive-procion-dyes.html
Natalie Olson (17 days ago)
Casual Collisions thank you! I’m excited to try tie dying again but with something other then what micheals and hobby lobby sells
Casual Collisions (17 days ago)
I cover *maybe* 1-2 shirts a year. And, that's only if I'm going to heat it up to 125+ to rush the dye process. Otherwise, I just leave it on the rack, in the bowl, etc.
Natalie Olson (17 days ago)
Casual Collisions do you cover it in plastic while it is sitting for that 16-24 hours or just leave it sitting on the rack?
Casual Collisions (17 days ago)
It depends... In the Summer - almost always. In the Spring/Fall - no. And, in the Winter - yes, if I plan to use a heater to keep it warm while batching. Basically, if I think the material will dry out before the batch (16-24 hours) is finished, I'll add urea to the liquid dye. If it's not likely to dry out, I don't worry about adding the urea.
Michael Wendeborn (1 month ago)
Dude your videos trip me out. I want to make my skills way better after watching this. Much love
Casual Collisions (25 days ago)
Much thanks!
Lece Alexia (2 months ago)
Question, what settings do you use to wash it out on. And die you air dry it or put it in dryer?
Casual Collisions (25 days ago)
After rinsing the dyes out in the sink, I run it through a standard wash cycle (with an extra rinse) in the washing machine, then to the dryer. I've never had a shirt bleed after that; but, I'd recommend that you test your own shirts after a single wash cycle to be sure they don't bleed before throwing them in with your regular laundry.
Mark Witte (2 months ago)
broke saturdays (2 months ago)
what type of t shirt are you using? do you always use the same type for your projects?
Casual Collisions (2 months ago)
I almost always use Gildan G200.
Dalynn Sparks (2 months ago)
I would like to oder a 4x size. Her Hee.
sadie (3 months ago)
Do you rinse the shirt out with cold or hot water? I usually use cold but I was just wondering if it actually mattered. Btw these videos are fabulous and I cannot wait to try them out. Thank you for sharing your creations :)
Casual Collisions (2 months ago)
I generally use cold and run a hot cycle in the washing machine.
imani wilson (4 months ago)
What song is this? Wow.. I am in love.. (The second more dreamy, eerie, fantasy like one? meditative, insightful, stimulating)
maryann Cabanig (4 months ago)
What type of dye u are using ...
Casual Collisions (4 months ago)
Briana Seward (4 months ago)
How do you make thickened dye?
Casual Collisions (4 months ago)
I use guar gum but most people use sodium alginate.
Adrian Hickenbottom (4 months ago)
music and timing are great on this one !
Edgar der Schmied (4 months ago)
Wow this looks so damn cool with the black in there :D
Bobby Gene Tummolo (4 months ago)
You are so talented!
Stina Pliix (4 months ago)
You are amazing!
Chris Silva (5 months ago)
When mixing the better black is it just the standard to teaspoons per 8 oz of water? I found that the amount of diet takes to make my own black with primary colors is too much for my liking so I bought better black
Chris Silva (5 months ago)
Casual Collisions thank you very much
Casual Collisions (5 months ago)
The instructions on Dharma's website shows 2 tsp of dye to 1 cup of water for Better Black.
Caa79 (5 months ago)
Do sell these?
Casual Collisions (5 months ago)
Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DyeForIt
missee moore (5 months ago)
No after you rinse,what detergent do u use to wash it out
Casual Collisions (5 months ago)
Whatever I happen to have at the time - I don't use any type of "special" detergent for tie dyes. I think I'm currently using All Free-and-Clear; but, it really just depends on whatever is the least expensive at the grocery store.
Jennifer Bronson (6 months ago)
How do you keep the black so black? Mine keeps coming out after washing it like a charcoaly black.
leslie holt (5 months ago)
And check the temperature of your water when mixing dye , also the age of your dye powder. I just read it on the DharmaTrading.com website (ie: Tie-dye troubleshooting)
Casual Collisions (5 months ago)
1) Be sure to properly soak the shirt in soda ash and, 2) use a lot of dye.
applerjoe (6 months ago)
Wonder how the back turned out !!
Casual Collisions (6 months ago)
The same as the front. Almost all of my designs will result in the same pattern on both the front and back of the shirt and I only photograph/display the back of the shirt if the design is different.
shokaboka (6 months ago)
Great video! What dye do you use/recommend and would RIT liquid dye work for black in a pinch? Thanks!
Casual Collisions (6 months ago)
I wouldn't recommend RIT dye for anything other than dyeing sand color PMAGs.
shokaboka (6 months ago)
I did see what dye you use. Sorry 'bout that.
Jon MacDonald (6 months ago)
Aaaa Double Rainbow! it's Soo Beautiful 😭It's Almost a Triple Rainbow!!!!
Melissa (6 months ago)
Dude....First your videos are great! I'm going to try all your designs. Second, you sound like Mr. Rogers. The tone, and the slight accent. It's so weird but makes for great listening.
Carolina Vibes (7 months ago)
How did you make the thickened black?
Casual Collisions (6 months ago)
I use a small amount of guar gum. But, most people use sodium alginate. Note: By "small amount", I mean a really small amount. Start with about 1/8tsp per 4 ounces, mix very well, wait 10-15 minutes, and then decide if you need to add more.
T. Sparks (7 months ago)
Yes!!! Great design!!!
Casual Collisions (7 months ago)
Thank you.
Sara Ashley Moore (7 months ago)
This is beautiful. I can't wait to try it myself. Thanks for sharing 👍
Elyssa Chin (7 months ago)
I didn’t realize that the Black was a one side thing, but I’ll see what it looks like tomorrow
Chris Silva (6 months ago)
Elyssa Chin (6 months ago)
Chris Silva it looks very dull
Chris Silva (6 months ago)
So? what does it look like?
Ian Rosenstein (7 months ago)
When doing the black it looks like in this video and others that you only apply it to 1 side . Is that the case or do you apply the black on both sides?
Ian Rosenstein (7 months ago)
Casual Collisions thanks !!
Casual Collisions (7 months ago)
For this, and most of my designs with black dye, the black dye is only applied to one side.
Jaybaeb30 (7 months ago)
What thicker did you use?
Bonnie Piehler (6 months ago)
where do you buy either of these?
Casual Collisions (7 months ago)
I use guar gum; but, most people use sodium alginate.
Fatema Akter (7 months ago)
After doing this, the color goes out in the first wash. How would the color be long-lasting? Please let me know.
Casual Collisions (7 months ago)
1) Use fiber reactive dyes - such as procion. They chemically bond with natural fabric and do not "wash out". 2) You *must* soak the fabric in a soda ash solution for at least 20 minutes prior to dyeing the fabric. 3) Do NOT wash out the soda ash solution before dying the fabric. 4) Fiber reactive dyes will ONLY bond to natural fabrics. If you use a man-made fabric or mixed fabric, the majority/all of the dye will wash out. 5) You must let the dye "batch" for at least 18-24 hours in a warm location (without the fabric drying out) after it's dyed -- before washing out the fabric. :: My sons have many shirts that were made years ago, that have been wash well over 100 times, and the majority of the dye is still bonded to the fabric.
Kenneth Beebe (8 months ago)
What do you use to thicken your dye? Sodium alginate?
Casual Collisions (8 months ago)
I almost always use guar gum. It's what I had on hand when I started and an 8oz bottle will last a decade.
dorothy jordan (8 months ago)
Soda ash what's that and i seen some kits that dont say that and why soak in it and where do you find it
Jeremy Simoneau (4 months ago)
you can also use Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) with the same result....it has to do with raising the PH of the fabric
Casual Collisions (8 months ago)
Soda ash is sodium carbonate and is required for use with Procion Fiber Reactive dyes as that is what allows the dye to bond properly with the fabric. You can find it in the laundry isle of most grocery stores or in 50 pound pails at pool supply stores.
Humboldt Fisher (8 months ago)
Have you tried applying the thickened black on both sides? If so, how does the final result differ from the shirt in this tutorial?
Poneisha Parker (8 months ago)
I was looking at this like WTF this ain’t even about to come out even remotely decent... those last 10 seconds you got my manners, it was beautiful
Casual Collisions (6 months ago)
Here's the "Hyper V" I mentioned in my other comment: https://youtu.be/zAnLf-blLPU
Casual Collisions (8 months ago)
I have the same feeling/thought at times. "There's *no* chance this shirt will come out and I'm going to need to re-record the whole process" and then I'm shocked during the washout. This was especially true with a design I made last week that will be published as "Hyper V" sometime during the next 2-4 weeks. I thought it was a total loss and once I washed it out it's my new favorite design.
Queen Kristeen (9 months ago)
I know you have linked where you get your colors... but when I click on the actual site I get a bunch of different options. Can you tell me exactly what you click on to get the colors? Please and thank you!! I absolutely adore your videos!!
Casual Collisions (9 months ago)
The direct link to the Procion Dye page is: http://www.dharmatrading.com/dyes/dharma-fiber-reactive-procion-dyes.html
Quin C (9 months ago)
How did you decide where the color should be placed?
ASMR SLIME (3 months ago)
Casual Collisions (9 months ago)
Honestly, at the beginning, you just make an educated guess as to where each color should be placed to give the most pleasing result. You develop a better sense of where everything should go over time; but, there's still some surprise if it's a new design that can lead to unexpected results.
Donnie Famoso (10 months ago)
may I ask? how to prevent tge dye from fading? after i washed its fades the dye
Casual Collisions (10 months ago)
Yes, you can add soda ash to the liquid dye that you mix from powder; but, it will cause the dye to "age" rapidly and it will only be usable for 1-2 hours *maximum* before it will no longer bond to fabric.
Donnie Famoso (10 months ago)
can i add soda ash in mixed dye?
Casual Collisions (10 months ago)
Wash the shirt to remove any sizing, soak the shirt in a 1 cup:1 gallon soda ash solution, use fiber reactive dyes (such as Procion MX), let the dye sit on the shirt for at least 18-24 hours without drying out, and rinse out with both cold and hot water.
Lisa Woodruff (10 months ago)
These are some really good videos. Thank you! (The double spiral scrunch says ice dye, but it's liquid.)
Casual Collisions (10 months ago)
Thank you, that's appreciated. And, I corrected the video title, too. ;)
Funny Media (10 months ago)
Yes possible but the colour gon some days
Bert Borst (9 months ago)
So you dont have to fixate the colors then ?
Casual Collisions (10 months ago)
The dye does not wash out quickly. My son has worn several of my shirts every week for a couple of years now and while they have faded from the original bright colors, that's over the course of over 100 wash cycles.
Deni de Oliveira (11 months ago)
is possible to use the same pattern with norma tie dye?
David Reneau (10 months ago)
That came out very well.
Casual Collisions (11 months ago)
I've never heard of that... But, for a fiber reactive dye to work properly, you must soak the fabric in soda ash to create the alkaline environment necessary for the fiber reactive dye to bond with the fabric. If the fabric is not highly alkaline, the dye will not properly bond and the majority of the dye will wash out resulting in a faded/pastel design.
Deni de Oliveira (11 months ago)
just one more question, i don't have soda ash and some tutorials said something about soak the t-shirt with a half water, half alcohol mixture, what do you say? Thanks for helping your tutorials are amazing!
Casual Collisions (11 months ago)
Yes, you can use most of my tied patterns with liquid dye; though, the results will look quite different compared to an ice dye method.
Michael Hales (1 year ago)
How do you stop the black from fading/washing out?
Casual Collisions (1 year ago)
The black dye bonds to the fabric the same as the other dye colors. While it will fade over time - the same as all the other colors - it takes *dozens* of wash cycles before I typically notice any fading. For example, there are a couple of shirts that my son wears every week and it was about 9 months before they began to show visible fading.
Madalyn Elam (1 year ago)
Does it matter where you place the rubber bands?
angela najarro (11 months ago)
*not really
angela najarro (11 months ago)
Madalyn Elam hoy really
Madalyn Elam (1 year ago)
Thank you.
Casual Collisions (1 year ago)
The majority of the rubber bands are just used to keep the fabric in a tight ball; so, they can be placed anywhere you need to keep everything tight. However, three of the rubber bands for each spiral are used to keep track of where the dye needs to be placed.
gagreeneyz (1 year ago)
What brand of dye do you use if you don't mind sharing?
gagreeneyz (1 year ago)
Thank you very much! Love your videos!!
Casual Collisions (1 year ago)
I use Procion Fiber Reactive Dyes from: http://www.dharmatrading.com
Robbothekid (1 year ago)
Love your work man.. Tried some of you techniques yesterday and the shirts come out Amazing. Do you have a twitter or any social Media so i can send you some photos? Keep up the awesome Tie Dye
Jenelyn Lebuna (9 months ago)
what is tie die,,is ink??
Casual Collisions (1 year ago)
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ItsC24U Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/casualcollisions/
Boo Boo (1 year ago)
What does the thicken black do different than regular?
Boo Boo (1 year ago)
Casual Collisions oooo, Thanks
Casual Collisions (1 year ago)
Dye that has been thickened doesn't flow as far/deep as un-thickened dyes. So, if you apply a thickened dye on top of another dye, it will only bond to the areas where you actually apply it, allowing for greater control and/or for you to add more well-defined lines of specific colors to your design.
Jenna Monique (1 year ago)
So awesome I love your work! Thanks for sharing 💗
Casual Collisions (1 year ago)
Thank you!
May Rivas (1 year ago)
Love the colors
Iyanna Grime (7 months ago)
I know
Casual Collisions (1 year ago)
Thank you.
Susan Walter (1 year ago)
how do you thicken the black?
Casual Collisions (1 year ago)
The "recommended" method is to use a small amount of sodium alginate. But, I usually use guar gum since I have it readily available in the kitchen and I haven't had any issues with using it. I wouldn't recommend using corn starch; but, I have heard of several people using it. With guar gum, you only need a very small amount -- 1/8 tsp or less for 6 ounces of liquid dye.

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