PATIN-A Blog – Based on Experience
This blog shows how to patinate correctly, gives tips for the work in the costume department, shows the newest trends and introduces products and their use.
The main focus lies on costume distressing, leather working and textile dyeing. We show trends of the trade and aids for costume design.
Tie Dye Batik with DEKA Textile Dye
Please read the more recent tie dye article with detailed instructions: "Tie Dye Batik: Dyeing Rainbow Spirals"
TIE-DYE batik will be easy-peasy
Perhaps you have watched the new tie-dye techniques on YouTube.
As it is very difficult to obtain liquid dyes in Europe, the DEKA Hand Dyes are a very good and low-priced alternative.
• You need half a liter (0,5L) of warm water, 1 pack of DEKA aktuell, 1 pack of DEKA reactive agent, 100 grams of salt, a wash bottle with a nozzle and a ziplock bag.
Wash bottles are available in our shop
• Dilute a pack of DEKA aktuell in half a liter (0,5 l) of approx. 40°C warm water, add the fixing agent and 100 grams of salt. Now fill the liquid into a bottle. You can of course fill all the ingredients first into the bottle (for instance a 1l plastic bottle) , then add the hot water and shake well.
• Make sure to wash the garment beforehand and tie it while it is still wet into the desired shape (by twisting, marbling or just tieing).
• Now you can dye the wet garment partially, sprinkling the dye on front and back.
If you want to tie-dye with kids, use rubber gloves in size XS - and the kids’ hands stay clean.
On YouTube you will find a lot of videos about how to proceed, if you're looking for inspiration: Just type 'tie dye' in the YouTube search mask.
• Put the garment dyed with DEKA aktuell in a ziplock plastic bag (available in the PATIN-A shop), close the bag and leave it overnight.
• On the next day rinse the garment thoroughly under running water, until the water is clear. Then wash once with washing powder and hot water.
P.S. Important for both dyeing techniques: wear rubber gloves! If you don't like wearing rubber gloves, we recommend KRESTO Colour for cleansing your hands after dyeing.
• If you want to dye silk or wool, replace the salt by 125ml of vinegar concentrate.
Have fun & brilliant results ?