Homebrew

Home dyeing is the perfect way for everyone to have fun and experiment with colour creation.

Dream up your own designs and get inventive with our easy to follow guides below.

What you will need

1. Something to dye 

2. Dye: We used Rit vegan dye for these demos, but there are a number of other options available

3.  Hot water (from kettle is fine)

4. Washing up liquid

5. Vinegar

6. Container large enough for what you are dyeing – bowl/pot/tub/bucket etc.

7. Utensil for mixing

8. Disposable gloves (optional)

How to Dye a Single Colour🎨

1. Fill container with hot water (enough to submerge items) and add 1 teaspoon washing up liquid, 1 cup vinegar and desired amount of dye

2. Mix the potion with utensil (any will do) and add the items to be dyed

3. Leave for 30-60 mins mixing a few times to ensure even coverage

4. Remove and rinse under a cool tap until water runs clear

5. Wash tights on a delicate/quick/low heat cycle with an old towel and allow to dry

How to Tie-Dye

Tie-Dye: Produce patterns by tying parts of the item to shield it from the dye

1.  Fill container with hot water (enough to submerge items) and add 1 teaspoon washing up liquid, 1 cup vinegar and desired amount of dye

2. Mix the potion with utensil (any will do) 

3. Fold and twist the items in any way you like, secure with rubber bands or knots and place into the water

4. Leave for 30-60 mins mixing a few times to ensure even coverage

5. Remove and rinse under a cool tap until water runs clear

6. Wash tights on a delicate/quick/low heat cycle with an old towel and allowto air dry

How to choose your home dye products

· A simple rule of thumb for product selection – If it’s white, it’s alright. 

· All white or patterned tights produce the most vibrant results 

· We don’t recommend trying anything with a special finish – glitter, foil etc.

· In our testing, Witch and Skullz tights contrast superbly as the black amplifies the new hue and only the white is dyed. 

· Our Homebrew pair create a fantastic effect with the marl stripe changing colour too

 Top Tips

· Before you begin, make sure tights are washed to remove any finishes (optional)

· Add more dye for an extra vibrant result

· Always follow the pack instructions if you are unsure


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