11/25/16

Black Friday Tie Dye Sale

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6/21/16

Custom Tie Dye Mandala Tees


Since we've added a new bundle of joy to our lives I haven't been able to sling much dye in the Moon Lab these days. Get plenty of requests and I hate turning them down but my time is occupied with baby Silas now.

Finally gave a custom tie dye order a shot and well, figured out I'm still not ready to get fully back in the lab lol. Motherly sacrifices!

My 7 month old son was teething super bad the whole month of May and it pretty much took me the whole month to finish up on my custom order, doh. I did have to give the two designs a try three times each so it took longer then imagined juggling tie dying and a super crabby teething baby. The last two we tied up and dyed turned out super awesome and those were the ones she picked yeaaa! 

First attempts of a copy of a listed design

First attempts of lime green, purple & navy color combo

Final design, way sharper mandala!

Final design, nice points & color tones!



I truly love how they turned out, thought I had lost my touch tying & dying after this long break from the craft. Ahhhh!

Needless to say, I am not taking on any custom tie dye orders for a while longer. If you're totally interested in getting a piece of our work you can check out the pre-made items listed and ready to ship in our Etsy shop!

The first attempt tie dye tees pictured above will be listed in our shop once we get individual pics of them.

Lila & Jason

2/14/16

Galaxy Love Vibes


Galaxy love vibes your way everyday -
not just on Valentine's Day‬!

Galaxy Love Vibes Tapestry

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Rainbow Tie Dye Mandala Tapestry

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Got a ton of hippie tees and tie dye wall hangings to list for sale in our Moon Dyes Etsy shop but after having a wee one 3 months ago the time just slips away fast each day. I've gotten some goods listed but not much. Working on that this month. 

Sorry, we are not taking any custom orders at this time.  
Our inventory has pilled up and we only have time to photo and list that.

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7/20/15

Geode Monster Explosion

The wild ways a tie dye can be hand tied up and dyed makes all of our handmade creations one of a kind while keeping our job interesting each and every day...

Geode MoNsTeR!

Been admiring a fabulous artists work in a FB tie dye group and decided to give it a shot but change it up a bit. This far-out gifted tee was tied in a "Geode Monster Explosion" design and vat dyed one of our NEW fiber reactive colors, Peony. 

Peony Pink
Took forever to tie up but the untying was a snap since I used one looong string of sinew an as you can see from the final outcome...it looks so GrOoVy!

Untying is easy with sinew!

This listed and ready to ship v-neck tee was vat dyed in another NEW color, Power Berry. For sale HERE!

WHOA! 

Power Berry Purple

I'll be making more of this tye dye design to list for sale in my Etsy shop but it won't be until October. Gonna dye some multi colors and others vat dyed just one solid color like the pics above. 

Can't wait to add more of this new design to our shop!

 Good Vibes & Bright Dyes

4/28/15

Festival Inspired Sunburst Tye Dyes

A million times I'm asked to make a replica tie dye design from a super groovy hippie festival back in 1969 worn by J. Cocker at least every other week. 

All an all it's a very simple and mega retro tye dye sunburst or sunflower design but the fact that I have to make something look like the work of another tiedyer when I do take on these customs is a big pain in the arse lol. Doing them on long sleeve henley tees is a major reason why its tricky but I do love a challenge, sometimes...

Listed & ready to ship festival replica henelys currently in our Etsy shop.
(Just click on the size or picture below)

Extra Large - Lightweight
 
2XL - Heavyweight


3XL - Heavyweight

When I do take on a custom sunburst replica some trials are a must first since the blank henleys are spendy. 

Love doing experiments on handy-dandy Bandanas!

Retro Sunbursts

Double Retro Sunbursts


Kids Youth tees are also a fun thing to experiment with different & new tye dye designs and color combos on. The fact that this is a short sleeve t-shirt makes this far-out design easier to tie and dye. 

Kids Medium Retro Sunburst

Soon we'll make this design on adult sizes too!

Lastly:
Did this design for a baby gift, sooo cute!
Retro Baby!

Good Vibes & Bright Dyes

4/9/15

Tie Dye Ice Cream Tees


https://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonDyes

Did a fun custom tie dye order for two toddler tees and a v-neck ladies style t-shirt which turned out super cute & yummy! 

When doing customs I usually do two of each item to make sure one of them works out. A valuable lesson learned from many years of failed custom orders lol. This way I can always list the extras in my Etsy shop.

Find the center & draw out the design
Sometimes I mess up on the centering lol

 Important steps in hand tying shape designs on a tee shirt is first, always make sure you center the design in the middle of the tee and get in at the right height as well. 

You  may need to try it on or hold it up to your body to make sure it looks right. Too far up or too far down and it will look a wee bit funny.

Be Creative!
Think of placing the shape in an unusual way like on the bottom sideways or on the back of the top. Go crazy.

Hand tied with sinew and tiny rubber bands
 After you've decided where the shape will go fold the FRONT only of the t-shirt in half where the design was drawn. If your a good artist you can fold the tee then draw out half of the ice cream design.


 FOLDING & TYING:

Start at the cherry on top, tie it up pleating on the line and tie it with sinew or tiny hair rubber bands

  Then tie the ice cream part. 
I use one long string of artificial sinew for Moon Dyes shape designs. Love the white line it produces and I have less worrying about bleeding of my colors. Rubber bands can be used tight on each part as well. I crinkle the ice cream area so I can dye it a light color and then a darker on top for a psychedelic look.


Then you tie up the cone area in a pleat fashion. To keep it together I wrap the tiny hair bands on it. Dye light brown with a little dark brown on top to give it a waffle cone look!

Stripes were tied around the tie dye ice cream cone design all through out the tee to finish the tying part up.


A sneak peak into the tie dye Moon Lab

 DYING:

Procion fiber reactive dyes are hand mixed fresh for all projects. 

Rainbow colors of awesomeness!



Droppers are used for each color to apply dye in small tricky areas of the shape designs. It takes patience and a steady hand!

Tie dye artist secret, shhhhh!

 
 After I've hand dropped the ice cream shape part I use the bottles of dye to dye up the rest of the tee. Then I store it in a plastic tote with a lid for 12-24 hours in a warm are to let the dye bond with the fabric to make it colorfast. You can also use a plastic grocery bag if you have no totes.


WASH OUT DAY:

Rinse out excess dye in COLD water until water runs fairly clear. Untie or unwrap your item and rinse in cold again. Then throw it in a hot wash cycle with a squirt of blue dawn dish liquid or synthrapol detergent. Wash 2-3 times more depending on how dark of colors you've dyed with and how big of a load done. 

Tumble dry low and wear!
To keep dyes bright & vibrant wash in COLD water with like colors.

"POP"

Good Vibes & Bright Dyes

3/21/15

Spring has Sprung Sale

Things have been WaCkY- cRaZy in the Moon Lab!
We have TONS of ready to ship items we've been listing for sale & much much more to come in our Etsy shop all spring long. Rainbow radiowave tees for adult and baby are shown below.

Baby 18 Months

Adult Small

Currently listing: 
Tie dye youth tees, adult tye dye tshirts, psychedelic hippie tapestries & wall hangings plus fun stuff like knee high socks, more hand dyed pet tanks & pet bandana scarfs plus I'm bringing back the popular rainbow crochet doilies
PHEW...

So happy it's finally spring and boy do we have some bright & colorful creations to share with you this season so keep checking back to our Etsy shop for some one of a kind hand tied & dyed finds from Moon Dyes in Fargo, North Dakota.

Spring Tie Dye Sale!

Get FREE shipping in the USA with a $20+ purchase in our shop!
Must use code below when you checkout to get the free first class shipping.

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1/2/15

New Year ~ New Dyes

Happy New Year 2015 from Moondyes.com

To keep it colorful our rad Etsy Shop is having a huge tie dye sale all month long!

Get 30% off your $15+ purchase*
*Does NOT apply to custom orders
All you have to do each time you order in the Month of January in 2015 is add the coupon code below in the area that asks for the code during your checkout process: 

NEWYEARNEWDYES 

  You MUST enter the code to get the discount.

Stay Colorful!


This bold & bright wall hanging is listed in our shop & ready to ship!

Lila & Jason

5/1/14

Come On Get Happy!

Custom Kids Smiley Face Tees

Custom tie dye orders tend to make my day and this one for 10 toddlers in Texas will always bring a big smile to my face! Notice how each Smiley is the same...but different. I tried to give each "Happy Face" tee it's own one of a kind personality. 


OOAK "Hand Tied" Tie Dyes

 Hand tied each tee after folding them in half and drew half of a smiley face on it with a waterproof marker. To tie a tiedye you can use rubber bands of all sizes and widths or sinew. I use a variety of both depending on what kind of shape design I'm tying up. For the smiley face using rubber bands will work fine but to get some dope white lines go with the sinew. 


 
Bold & brightly dyed Tie Dyes!
 Bottle dyed with high quality, non toxic, fiber reactive & colorfast procion dyes from Dharma Trading. Its tricky to keep the face yellow and dye the eyes and mouth black but sometimes when the dye bleeds some pretty far out results can happen. This can become stressful when doing customs for you don't want to majorly mess them up. Droppers, dry fabric and tons of patience works wonders.

Always wash your items in COLD water with like colors to keep your dyes bright. This applies to any of your tie dyes, even ones not purchased from Moon Dyes :)

Good Vibes & Bright Dyes







2/28/14

Last Chance Tie Dye Sale!


Today, February 28th is the LAST DAY...
Get 35% OFF your $10+ order from our Etsy shop.
Click here to check out our OOAK creations!

Must use coupon code below at checkout: 

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More rad tie dye mandala bandanas available in our shop!
Good Vibes & Bright Dyes

10/8/12

"Cosmic Skies" at Red Raven

Four20moon artists: Lila & Jason @ the Red Raven Ep.

"Cosmic Skies"
Fiber Art Creations by Four20moon.

On sale & display in the FM area:

NOW until November 5th 2012

Get lost in the saturation of colorful art throughout the Red Ravens walls. The classic art of tie dye is being brought back to life by us with a twist of gallery styleeee that appeals to old & new peace loving hippies!


Location:

Red Raven Espresso Parlor
916 Main Avenue
Fargo, ND 58103

One block west of Mexican Village
& across from McDonalds on Main




Lila & Jason

6/29/12

In Love w/ Bamboo Rayon

I've found the best fabric to dye and wear in the world!

  BAMBOO RAYON 

Ocean Blotter Sun Warp





We're starting with beautiful scarves in two sizes to be hand tied and dyed to list in our Etsy shop while were on the lookout for huge rolls of the dope fabric to create wall hangings, tablecloths and clothing items to sew up using our NEW and totally awesome serger! Yea we spoil ourselves, but its really for our kynd customers in the end when ya think about it!

Mega  Rainbow Stripes





 "Soft as heavily buttered silk covered in down feathers from a baby goose" is how our supplier describes the fabric used! 


No two scarves are ever the same, the one listed is the lucky item you will receive. 
One of a kind.

 Made out of:
100% Bamboo Rayon

*as of 7-5-12 
The rainbow one is still listed but the blotter has sold.

Size listed is:
8 x 54

This fabric is delicate when wet, so handwashing is recommended.


To see more tie dye accessories listed for sale click here!


10/19/11

Uncle Sam Me

TONS of custom orders are being requested lately.
Weeeeeeee
Keeping my mind & fingers busy little bees.

Here are some pics of an Uncle Sam Custom Tie Dye request from one groovy little lady for her bud! 

It turned out amazingly sPoOkY!!!

 Pictures below show what fun it was :)
Hand drawn design

Tie the facial features first

Then tie the hat & hair

SpOoKy!

Back

I got my inspiration from Grateful Dead & Steve Andersons beautifully sewed tie dye design. I DO NOT sew my tie dyes so this version is all totally hand pleated & tied.
Do you dig it or what?!?!

9/22/11

Halloween is Near!

I don't know about you but I LOVE Halloween & all the groovy tie dye designs that spring from my fingers.


Been tying up a few skulls here & there & wanted to share this truly spook-tastic custom colored order I just finished for a groovy FB bud. I used a new shade of orange this time around (deep orange) and I am very pleased. 

So bold & eye catching!

Nows the time to get a custom Halloween tie dye of your own. If your interested just drop me a message, I'd be glad to add your creation to my "To Do:" list!


Enjoy the video, I think Dr. Hook is off the hook!

8/8/11

Kids Tie Dye Kitty tee Giveaway & Product Review!



2 is Purrfect: Fan Tester Fun (tie dye shirt) Reopened: " I had the opportunity to review two tie Dye shirts and a pair of socks since this giveaway wasn't as much of a success as i would have li..."

4/8/11

Fashionable Solutions For Special Needs

Just finished up a fun little sock order for Ross Daniels Adaptive Apparel. We do the tie dying for a couple of the sock designs sold for disabled children and teens who wear ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs).

 Check out the specials on socks in 2011!

We had 20 pairs of socks to dye up quick like.
Making sure not to dye over the logo!













Tied up & Drying out a bit
All Dyed

These socks were dyed in a stripe pattern using blue, black & keeping some white where the logo was.

Dried & ready to package & ship off!