Canada Day Dip Dye Shorts

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All you need to dip dye or tie dye your plain white cotton shorts to be ready for Canada Day is white fabric & scarlet or cardinal red fabric dye.

Dyed Shorts

 

PROJECT SUPPLIES NEEDED
  • Plastic gloves
  • White cotton shorts
  • Glass bowel or plastic bucket
  • Tintex Scarlet Red (or Cardinal Red) 
  • Elastic bands or string (optional for tie dyeing)
  • Plastic wrap (optional for tie dyeing)
  • Measuring cup
  • Teaspoon or Table spoon
  • Hot water (use kettle or microwave)

Canada Day Ombre:

  1. Put on gloves and mix chosen amount of dye with hot water. Use fabric that's already been washed (without fabric softener) and is still damp.
  2. Dip fabric from the bottom or top depending on your preference for a few minutes in the scarlet red or cardinal red dye solution.
  3. Optional: if you would like to have varying stripes of red shades, dip other sections for less amounts of time to make lighter red shades.
  4. Cover dyed fabric with plastic wrap and set aside for a few hours or overnight to set.
  5. Rinse fabric until water runs clear. Wash and dry fabric as usual, you may also set design with a warm iron if preferred.
  6. After a dyeing project, you can wash and dry the fabric alone or with similar colours to avoid colour transfer.

Canada Day Tie Dye:

    Stripes look great on everything so you can have fun creating new designs by adjusting the size and location. Horizontal and vertical stripes create different looks.

    1. Put on gloves and mix chosen amount of dye with hot water. Use fabric that's already been washed (without fabric softener) and is still damp.
    2. Decide if you prefer horizontal or vertical stripes and how wide you want them to be (have stripes all the same width or make them different sizes). Mark where stripes begin and end (or just eyeball their general location).
    3. Pleat fabric together tightly with your hands and use rubber bands or string to secure (rubber bands or string create colour divisions that will show the original fabric colour).
    4. Dye stripes by alternating red & white (original fabric colour) stripes. Tie the fabric with string/elastic and place in a dye bath of your red fabric dye.
    5. Cover dyed fabric with plastic wrap and set aside for a few hours or overnight to set.
    6. Rinse fabric until water runs clear. Wash and dry fabric as usual, you may also set design with a warm iron if preferred.
    7. After a dyeing project, you can wash and dry the fabric alone or with similar colours to avoid colour transfer.

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        1. Tintex July 30, 2019

          Hi Sandra,

          You can make a custom dye colour by mixing 2 or more dye colours together. The Fabric Dye Colour Guide has more information about mixing custom dye colours.

          https://tintex.ca/pages/fabric-dye-colour-guide

          Teal is a medium blue/green colour. The teal your are interested in in is pretty dark so you could start with a deeper green like Forest Green and add Midnight Blue or you could start with Kelly Green and add Navy Blue.

          Make a colour sample before dyeing. Cut a 12″ × 12″ swatch of fabric and measure dye with a teaspoon or tablespoon. Dissolve Tintex into 1 or 2 cups of very hot water. Each custom colour recipe may include full or partial measurements of teaspoons or tablespoons (example: 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 tsp and/or Tbsp). Adjust the amount of dye to make your desired custom colour.

          Our general instructions to make a blue green dye is to use the colours that you have available. Start by mixing a Tintex blue (Midnight, Royal or Navy Blue) with a Tintex green (Forest or Kelly Green). Adjust the amount of dye used to be more green or more blue as desired. If needed you can use Navy Blue to deepen the colour or if that is not available you could use a small amount of Black or Charcoal Grey.

          Using more dye will create a brighter/darker colour. Using less dye or will make the shade lighter. Darker colours use double the usual amount of dye for the dry fabric weight.

          *Optional Midnight Blue or Royal Blue or Navy Blue + Brilliant Yellow = custom green.

          Regards,
          Tintex Fabric Dye

        2. SANDRA DONALD July 30, 2019

          I’d like to create the shade Dark Teal, like Benjamin Moore paint Dark Teal 2053-20.
          Can u tell me the colours to mix to create this colour (to its best ability?) Thank you!

        3. Tintex June 29, 2017

          Bonjour Louisette

          Whitex Wonder Whitener est toujours disponible en différentes tailles chez notre boutique en ligne.

          Https://www.tintex.ca/produits/whitex
          Https://www.tintex.ca/produits/12×55g-whitex-wonder-whitener-70
          Https://www.tintex.ca/produits/10-pound-whitex-wonder-whitener

          Vous pouvez également acheter Whitex à Québec dans les magasins Rexall ou les magasins en dollars. D’autres sites de vente en ligne comme well.ca et amazon.ca ont Whitex.

          Cordialement,
          Tintex Fabric Dye

        4. Louisette Caya June 28, 2017

          Bonjour
          Dans quel magasin peut-on l’acheter au Québec le whitex