Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jacquard products (Tie Dying kit review & Giveaway)

I have always wanted to try making a Tie Dye shirt, and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to review a Tie Dye kit with my kids from Jacquard Products. I know that Tie Dye shirts were really popular when I was a kid, and we even had the hyper-color shirts that changed color patterns with temperature changes...that was cool! Anyway, it was so much fun trying the Funky Groovy Tie Dye Kit (enough product to die 5 adult shirts). The kit came with 3 colors, (blue, yellow and fuchsia) rubber gloves (one pair), rubber bands, and the soda ash. I love that the kit was well put together with directions/hints included. I just needed to add water to the dies, because they were pre-measured in bottles, and the soda ash I just added to water for the shirts to soak in. I thought that the directions were easy to understand, and I love that they offered different ways to wrap your shirt to make different designs. It was a great project to do with my kids. We bought white shirts, got them damp with water, wrapped them into a certain mold, wrapped rubber bands around them,
soaked them in soda ash/water mixture, (looks like a sad face...but looks can be deceiving....)

added dyes,
and let them sit on plastic, and covered with plastic for 24 hours.

After 24 hours, I cut the rubber bands, rinsed out the shirts, and washed/dried them. See~~ now, it is a happy face that created happy faces on my kids, too!

My kids love their new shirts, and I love to have the three of them wear them together. I should have made a onesie for Cole, too.
This is a super product to do this project with your kids! What a great home school experiment, too. You can teach about mixing colors to create new colors, art....and science. I think this would make a great gift for a birthday, too. You could get a kit and do the project with your kids, and they can give the finished project to a friend or family member for a gift. Nothing like a homemade gift!

I highly recommend Jacquard products to you! The Funky Groovy Tie Dye kit is only $11.95, and geared toward ages 5 and up. I didn't have Caleb (age 4) or Madelyn (age 2) use the dyes, but they did help get their shirt wet, hand me rubber bands, and get the enjoyment of wearing their shirt. Nathaniel had a great time doing the whole shirt by himself. I think he did a fantastic job, too!
Thank you Jacquard Products for the opportunity to review your Tie Dye kit! We love it, and are happy to let others know about them!

About the company: Jacquard Products has been producing professional-quality textile paint and dyes at the best value for surface designers, textile artists, fine artists, hobbyists, and crafters. It has almost 20 color lines, available in standard and bulk sizes, sets, and in easy-to-use kits. Offering the highest quality of dyes and inks that hold fast and color deeply, do-it-yourself people can bring professional creativity to their home, school, patio or anywhere they wish to create wearable art.

Want a chance to win a Tie Dye kit and enjoy this fun project kit to use with your family and/or friends? This contest is open to those in the United States, non-bloggers, and bloggers. Go to the Jacquard website, and take a look around. Find out something interesting and comment here about to enter for this contest. Contest will end on August 4th, 2009.

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142 comments:

Shelly said...

The Indigo kit is gorgeous

Shelly said...

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Keyomi said...

this is so awesome. i have always wanted to do this! i hope i win it.

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Keyomi said...

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i blogged bout it (right side bar)
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Keyomi said...

the indigo tie die is cool and also the magic touch painting! such cool products!

Gretchen said...

I've never done this on purpose. Just when a red sock gets into the laundry. :( Looks like a lot of fun though! That purse on their page is absolutely gorgeous! (Yes, I'm a purse freak)

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rbailey1958 said...

The hoop painting fun bag kit looks like alot of fun
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I'm Losing It! said...

Very cool! Yes! you definitely should have made one for Cole...he'll be jealous ;)

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Betty N said...

they have some wonderful designers on their site. I went to the Sue Stover gallery of items and I loved the Cats and Dogs umbrella.

traymona said...

I like that they offer so many different kits. I'd like the Menhi Henna kit.
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/airbrush/

Anonymous said...

the indigo dye kit can dye 15 t-shirts.( i wonder if it can do a bedspread?)

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1agordon said...

The hoop painting fun bag kitlooks awesome.

mverno said...

The Indigo kit mverno@roadrunner.com

vrtish55 said...

If you attempt to dye fabric that is a mix of cotton and polyester, or some other synthetic, you will only dye the cotton portion of the blend. So after you wash the fabric all of the color will come out of the synthetic portion of your fabric and you'll be left with a pale color.

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Anonymous said...

ayden b says:

We here at Windrush Independent school are avid Jaquard tie dye users, and we rock the "spirit of tie dye" too! The Jacquard building in N. California is lovely as well. Keep going with organic art forms...

Anonymous said...

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Mike said...

My grandkids would really like this

Anonymous said...

I love that hoop painting fun bag kit!

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denyse said...

I love how they have so many projects to choose from.

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Betty N said...

Friendly comment for today: I keep looking at things at the website. Did you see the Marcy Tilton Handbag? It is really neat!

Betty N said...

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cstironkat said...

I like the Paintable Blanks:
Cats these are on sale too.

mogrill said...

THe Indigo Kit is cool!! Thanks for the chance.
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Betty N said...

Friendly comment for the day:
I didn't realize how many craft projects were on that website...I think my grandkids would like the tie dye the best.

Kimberly said...

The marbling colors are really cool for a different effect. They're on closeout too!

cstironkat said...

I like the Indigo kit too. They have some great products.

Anonymous said...

Those are great pictures you have posted. My kids love this kind of stuff too, and I think they'd get a kick out of the marbling kit as well.

Thank you!
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cstironkat said...

The majic touch painting looks like fun too.

jennem said...

At Jacquard, I like the Marbling Kit. I love to make nice papers.
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justicecw said...

This would be such a fun project for me and my son! I also like the indigo dye kit! Fun stuff! justicecw@hotmail.com

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cstironkat said...

I like the Funky Groovy Tie Dye Kit. The kids would love to win this giveaway. Thank you for the chance.

Abby said...

my family loves tie dye! thanks for the chance, I like the Jacquard Marbling Colors however they are being discontinued.
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Abby said...

i tweeted :) http://twitter.com/peresab/status/3065383339
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throuthehaze said...

The marbling kit looks fun
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Marci said...

I think the silk screening kit sounds interesting!
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Marci said...

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LindsayC said...

I would love to try the Jacquard professional screen printing kit.

LindsayC said...

I tweeted:
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Beejax said...

I like the funky groovy tie dye kit.

Beejax said...

I twittered! http://twitter.com/beejax/status/3072536861

gstix said...

I would really like to get the silk colors kit.

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cstironkat said...

Mehndi Henna Kit looks like fun.

McD said...

I would like to try the mehndi henna kit.

McD said...

I tweeter your giveaway
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2kidsblogger said...

Menhi Henna kit looks neat - i'm always looking for projects for the kids

I'd love to win this prize, thanks for sponsoring this.

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JanMc said...

I would love to have some fun tie dying! They have a lumiere and neopaque exciter pack that would be fun to try out.

JanMc said...

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Anonymous said...

I'd get the magic touch painting kit.

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heaventrees said...

I found Jacquard Print On Silk and would like to order some.

bison61 said...

I looked at the jewelry-I like the square beaded necklace

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kngmckellar said...

They also manufacture or resell a wide variety of supporting chemicals, accessories, equipment, books and more.

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Prissy said...

The Magic Touch painting kit looks super cool! I've never heard of anything like that. My kids would love it.
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cstironkat said...

I like the Silk Painting Class Pack.

Kelly F said...

I love that they have how-tos on their website! The marbling effect is really cool!

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Tattooed Dork said...

The PiƱata Party Favors look like a lot of fun!

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erma said...

I love the painted tees.
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idahomom said...

I have been looking at the marbling kit for my niece's birthday.

FDP 4 Life said...

they've been around for 25 years, that's a long time!

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one18fifteen said...

I learned that Jacquard has been around for 25 years! And I love the charms!

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The Dreamer said...

I learned that you can buy ReDuRan to get the dye off of your hands!

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Mary said...

I would like to try the Versatex Screen Printing Kit.
Thanks!

Jilly said...

The indigo dye kit is cool. my daughter is home schooled and would do this as an assignment for history or science!!

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Candie said...

I did not realize that it could do up to 15 shirts. Thank you

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djgroz said...

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wendy said...

I would love to try the umbrella project.

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Sarah Z said...

The company has been around for 25 years and has 20 color lines!
Thanks
Sarah
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idahodad7 said...

My wife wants the marbling kit.

tesashel said...

I like the Pinata Color Set.

ScrewLucy said...

I'd like the Menhi Henna kit.

Saebbe said...

I totally want the Henna kit! I wish I had seen it earlier, my baby shower is this weekend that would have been a totally fun project! I hope I win this kit too though to tie dye some flat diapers I have.

Jammie said...

The marbling kit looks awesome. Would love to make my daughter a tie dye shirt thanks.

cstironkat said...

I like the Transparent Exciter Pack.

Melanie said...

They recommend a book on the site that Im going to check out.."The Yarn Lovers Guide to Hand Dying"


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Izzie said...

Love all the designers on the site.

kim said...

Looks like a lot of fun.

Justine said...

Wow, you can actually paint umbrellas, I had not idea and the ones I saw were awesome!

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Justine said...

I tweeted the giveaway

http://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/3121473043

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mom2anutball said...

The Menhi Henna kit looks cool! Thanks for the chance!
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Terri L said...

I had no idea what soda ash was. Now I know!

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giggling kids said...

I love the silk colors kit.

Amanda S. said...

I think the Gallery is an interesting feature on their site. How cool to see what people have done with their products!

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

I want one of everything! No, seriously, I love to try the The Marbling Kit looks like great fun!

Anonymous said...

They have a great selection of crafts.

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kathy pease said...

i love the Magic Touch Painting

Mtlgrl4evr said...

I really like the marbling kit.

kathy pease said...

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MAC Mom said...

I would like to try to make the Tie-Dye: Stitched Heart Shirt they have lsited on their site.
Thanks for the giveaway. Tie-Dying is always lots of fun.

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Gianna said...

I love the Magic Touch painting kit :)

Megret said...

I like the marbleizing paint -- didn't know there was special paint for this purpose!

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Renee said...

I think making their Tie-Dye: Stitched Heart Shirt project sounds fun.

Cheer Mom said...

I like the Indigo Tie Dye Kit. Looks fun!
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NesieBird said...

The Indigo Kit is my favorite. Thank you!

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crossinmama said...

The fabric markers work on any fabric natural or synthetic not just t shirts

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cstironkat said...

Today's comment, I like the marble painting kit.

Miranda said...

Mehndi Henna Kit

TZel said...

I love the idea of the Parasols Project with the Pinata colors! Thanks!

chromiumman said...

would love to try the jacquard professional screen printing kit

Stephanie said...

I think the magic touch painting looks pretty cool!

tina said...

they have lots of cool kits. My other favorite besides the tye dye is Menhi Henna kit. thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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purango said...

Jacquard brings the ancient art of indigo dyeing to the home mart with the Indigo Dye Kit. garrettsambo@aol.com

Sheilacakes said...

I really like the Mehndi Henna kit.
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barbarabaker said...

Aside from the awesome tye die kit your giving away; I also love the painted lampshades and the indigo kit...this is an outrageously cool site and would love to win!!!!

lilyk said...

I love the Silk Colors Kit!

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Donna said...

My kids would like the indigo dye kit.
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cstironkat said...

I like the Dye-Na-Flow.

cstironkat said...

I like the airbrush colors that come in 48 colors.