10/27/18

Hand Dyed Crochet Doilies



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Tie dyed upcycled doilies are some of my fave small items to craft up. As you can see from my current stock I am very low! Need to get to work before the holidays for these tye dye crochet doilies are super groovy stocking stuffers!

So many uses, remember what your Grandma used them for?
Easily add a splash of color to your room by using a doily under a:
Flower Vase
Candle
Picture Frame
Statue
Centerpiece
Lamp
Platter and/or Dish
(at everyday mealtimes & Holidays)

You can even hang it on a wall or use them to make dope things like dream catchers, bags, purses or even clothes! Endless possibilities await. 

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I'd LOVE to see photos of what you do with crochet doilies, especially if they are ones tye dyed from our Moon Dyes shop on Etsy. Feel free to drop me pics with a message on Etsy or at our e-mail moon_dyes@yahoo.com. 

I might feature you in a listing and/or blog post!!!


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10/20/18

10/17/18

October Tie Dye Giveaway

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It's finally GIVEAWAY Time!

We haven't been crafting much colorful goods these past 3 years due to us having not one, but TWO kiddos in a row. One boy in 2015 an another in 2017. Talk about a baby boom! Needless to say we have been super busy with our babies and nothing else. Now they are toddlers and we're excited to get back in the dying game. Every month we will have an item up for grabs to let our fans know we are thinking about them and appreciate the views, comments, questions & sales!

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Get ready to WIN this OOAK tapestry creation 
handmade by Moon Dyes in our first monthly Giftaway! 🎉

Starts now - Ends October 31st at 11:59pm CT

✌  Rules are as easy as 1-2-3 and differ for Instagram and Facebook:
You will have to follow or "like" our post & social media page and tag some buds.

Plenty ways to get BONUS ENTRIES too!

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Enter on Facebook ~ @MoonDyes 

 
🎨 Hand tied & dyed with dyes from: 
Dharma Trading Company.

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The Hashtag we'll be using for our October monthly giveaway will be: #MOONDYES1018


~ Moon Dyes is our business name
~ 10 is for the month of October
~ 18 is the year 2018
Every month the monthly number will change in the hashtag.
This is how we will find the bonus entries for our contests!
 

Disclaimer: This giveaway is not affiliated with DTC, Blogger, Instagram or Facebook in any way. Open to residents of U.S.A only. Any age can enter. No purchase necessary.

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10/16/18

NEW Product Labels!

Gettin' legit stuff...

We are psyched to start creating more handmade tapestries and clothing.
Rainbow dreams coming true every day around here!


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10/15/18

Tie Dye Dog Bandana

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Tye dye pet scarf hand tied in a OOAK shocker design. 
Hand dyed a frosty sea glass green & light brilliant blue. 
Retro pet gift for far out dogs.

100% Cotton


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10/9/18

Tuesday Tie Day!


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Just having a lil' fun this Tuesday tying up some 
geode designs an a few experiments!




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10/3/18

Tie Dye Zen Turtle Tapestry

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Tye Dye Zen Turtle 🐢
Use as an OOAK tie dye wall hanging, tablecloth, hippie flag or hang over your bus window for privacy during festival & camping adventures. 
Stand out from the crowds & get noticed.

Great gift idea!

100% Cotton - Premium Fabric
53.5" x 36.5"
 Item pictured is the one you will receive.


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9/28/18

Giveaways are Starting!

   
Sneak peak of some new tye dye tapestries in the works!
This one will be used for a giveaway in October so...
~ Stay Tuned ~

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9/21/18

Tie Dye Life

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Just ironed 92 edges of tapestries all so I can serge them, throw them in soda ash water and crinkle them up all over again ¯\(°_o)/¯ oh, tiedyelife! 🎨
 

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9/11/18

Give a Hoot

** LOW STOCK **

Cleaning out the inventory in our Moon Dyes Etsy shop and noticed we still have two groovy retro owl tye dye adult tees listed & ready to ship!

 Do you give a hoot?

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OOAK goods hand tied & dyed in Fargo, ND


Adult - Small 

Tie dye owl design dyed brown with orange wings surrounded by retro green, yellow, orange & black on an adult t-shirt.

Item pictured is the one you will receive.
Back is a crinkle blotter design.
$35 USD



Adult - Medium

 Tye dye owl design dyed orange with brown wings surrounded by retro green, yellow, brown & black on an adult t-shirt.

Item pictured is the one you will receive.
Back is a crinkle blotter design.
$35 USD



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6/26/18

Red, White & Blue Tie Dye Tee

 Red, White & Blue USA Spiral Tie Dye Tee

https://www.etsy.com/listing/236864210/large-tie-dye-tee-usa-spiral-red-white

~ One of a kind gift idea ~
A classic tye dye swirl design was hand tied & dyed fire red & brilliant blue with safe and nontoxic fiber reactive procion dyes. It's hard to keep white areas on tie dyes white due to colors bleeding but luckily this item turned out spectacular! We used an adult V-Neck Gildan brand t-shirt and the back has the same design as the front. 

Fun 4th of July tee!

Item pictured is the one you will receive.
Pre-made & ready to ship.


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11/27/17

Cyber Week Tie Dye Sale

Happy Holidaze


Trying to clear out the old goodies in our Etsy shop so we can stock it up with new goods next year!

Take a peek around & see if ya dig anything  

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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

One of a kind, ready to ship gifts!
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!

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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!

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4/9/15

Tie Dye Ice Cream Tees


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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"

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