Running a tie
dye business from home can be very fun and rewarding. My personal
opinion is you will need to learn as much as possible. For this reason
I suggest you get all 4 of the videos. Each video teaches you different
The first video will get you started
making tie dyes and have
some cool designs. If you are new to tie dye this video is a must have.
The tie dye star video will teach you how to create the super
hard to learn star. I say it that way because it took me over 10 years to
figure it out & master it. You can tell the skills of a tie dye maker, by if
they can create a star with the white lines.
The third video on butterflies
is beneficial for when you want to create much more detailed designs like
the butterfly. This pattern uses a combination of techniques taught in
videos 1 and 2, and teaches you what I call 3-D folding.
The fourth video,
The Secret to Advanced Tie Dye, will teach you how to create the highly
coveted designs like the music note, turtle, and yin-yang, along with the
guitar and phoenix bird. In this video I teach techniques I donít discuss
So it really
depends on how far down into the rabbit hole you want to go. One thing to
keep in mind is IMO you are better off, buying the instructions and learning
how to create the designs right out of the gate. I say this, because I watch
people do it all the time, where they want to save money, and not buy the
instructions from me. But then they spend the next 2 years learning a design.
example: There is a lady who teaches the peace sign. She says she has spent
2 years, and hundreds of dollars perfecting the design. I have to ask myself
why she didnít pay me $20 to teach her how to make a perfect peace sign in
15 minutes. She could have sold all of those designs she messed up.
I think of my
videos as educational. If you are aiming to sell tie dyes, then you should
educate your self as best as possible to give yourself the best advantage
think about it this way.
Video 1 -
$20 Ė teaches 8 designs. Sell 1 of each for $10 and you now have $80. I
sell them for more.
Video 2 -
$20 Ė teaches 1 design that took me over 10 years to perfect, and you
can learn it in 1 hour.
Video 3 -
$20 Ė teaches you how to 3-D fold. I sell 1 butterfly tapestry for no
less than $20. I have sold most of them for $35.
Video 4 -
$50 Ė teaches you 5 advanced patterns. Sell 1 of each for $10 and get
your money back. I sell these designs for no less than $20 each. I sell
the phoenix bird for $45
Then you can
just keep making awesome tie dyes for a full profit.
Iím wondering how many people are making
tie dyes. I
think there are lots of moms and teachers making tie dyes
through out the year. Of course there are those who make
tie dyes year round. But I think tie dyes are big in school.
When Iím out selling tie dyes and I tell people I have a
great instructional DVD on
How To Tie Dye, most of the
people say, ďI know how to tie dye, I did that a long time
ago.Ē Some say back in the 60ís and some say back in school.
I wonder why they donít make tie dyes any more. I think many
people think it is messy. This is where I donít think they
shouldnít make tie dyes because of the mess. By doing a
little planning you can easily make tie dyes with no more
mess than cooking dinner.
My thoughts here are
focused on school teachers and art teachers. I
understand these folks are usually well trained in what they
do. Iím sure many of them can teach tie dyes in a class
room. Iím really just hoping to raise the bar on the quality
of tie dyes getting made in the schools. I think many of the
teachers putting on a tie dye class will merely go over the
most basic tie dye patterns. Yea the kids make the
tie dyes and they
have a lot of fun, but wouldnít it be nice if they loved
their tie dyes? What if they couldnít stop thinking about it
because theirs was so cool and they had to wear it all the
time with the thought on their mind, ďI made this! Look at
how good I did!Ē
I donít really think many of the kids are going to go buy a
how to tie dye video because their going to make tie
school on Thursday. They expect the teacher to show them
something cool and let them make their own cool tie dye.
So the teacher can use her current knowledge about making
tie dyes, research on the net for tips, spend hours reading
a book, or she can sit down in front of her TV with her
favorite drink, relax, and learn how to make 10 killer
tie dyes. The teacher and the students will benefit from
this. The teacher will get high marks from the students for
having a strong understanding of tie dye patterns, and the
kids will be able to make tie dyes to be envied by the
students who learned just the basic patterns.
Many people are looking for things to do around their house.
On weekends or after dinner is a great time to make
tie dyes. Tie Dyes are fun for adults and kids making it a
great family activity. Every one gets excited to open the
tie dyes, and wearing them makes you feel great! Folding the
cotton up doesnít take very long, so once you get started
itís easy to make more. The mess is easy to clean up and the
price is inexpensive.
As for the price, if you like tie dyes think about this. You
can buy 3 pre made tie dye shirts for the same price you can
buy a tie dye kit and 20 t-shirts. So this raises the
question, ďHow can I get my tie dyes to look like the ones I
would buy?Ē You can learn to make your favorite tie dyes by
getting tie dye instructions from an experienced tie dye maker.
If youíve ever asked a
tie dye vendor about their methods
you might have thought getting answers was like pulling
teeth. Well my name is Brad Garrett and Iíve recorded and
put onto DVD my methods for making tie dyes. This is my way
of giving back. I want to teach everyone who wants to know
how to make professional looking tie dyes.
Iíve been making
tie dyes for almost 17 years now. Iím
mostly self-taught, but I messed around with it for a few
years with some friends, so I give them some credit. Iíve
figured out all the patterns I make. Iíve also spent weeks
and thousands of dollars testing methods and learning
patterns. Thereís no need for you to do all that now. Iíve
put on this tie dye DVD my methods for working with the chemicals, which
I called the Crash Course, and created 10 tie dye
So with the one DVD, the
Crash Course will teach you all about the process of
making tie dyes and show you how to make 10 different
This is the best way to get great results from your
Once youíve mastered the first Tie Dye Crash Course, you can
take the second Tie Dye Crash Course on the
Pattern. In this DVD, I teach you how to make the Star
Pattern tie dye on a tapestry sheet and on a T-shirt. You
will learn how to fold and tie the cotton into a beautiful
Star tie dye. These are the stars with the white lines. This
technique took me years to perfect, and Iíll teach you how
to do it in 55 minutes.
If you want to take your skills to the next level, my third
DVD teaches you how to fold, tie, and color a
Pattern onto a tapestry sheet. In this video I show you
folding and tying techniques that I donít cover in either of
the other two videos. For me, these techniques opened the
door for me to making more advanced patterns, shapes, and