Frequently Asked Questions

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Event FAQs

What’s included in a studio event/party?

Events in the studio include:

  • Attendants
  • Setup
  • T-shirts in shirt sizes you pre-selected
  • Gloves
  • Aprons
  • Professional quality dyes
  • Tie-dye instruction from an experienced tie-dye artist
  • Space for food and gifts
  • Clean up
  • Any supplies or activities specific to the event/party you request (team building, kids' party, etc.)
Can I choose the design we tie dye?

For adults/team-building events, and children who are 12 or older, the party host/hostess can choose ahead of time from a variety of designs.

For birthday parties and workshops for children ages 11 and under, and for other beginners, my assistants and I guide the children through the process of folding a spiral. It is the easiest for beginners and turns out great results. If you prefer something more advanced, and the children are under the age of 11, there is an additional charge of $5 per participant (groups of 15 or less). We will pre-fold the main design or shape onto the shirts. Even though the design is pre-folded, I will take time to demonstrate how I did the folding so that participants understand why their shirt looks like it does, and so they will be able to navigate the folded shirt when applying the dye.

If your event has 10 or fewer participants aged 11 or older, you can add an additional hour of studio time for the participants to fold their shirts. This option costs an additional $50.

Can I dye other stuff besides t-shirts?

Yes, I have completed events with mini-tapestries, pillow cases, and some accessories. If you have a particular item you wanna dye, just contact us.

Can you handle large groups?

Yes, we have dyed with groups as large as 200 people outside of the studio. We can do bigger or smaller. Not a problem. Bring it on!!

Can I bring food for the event?

Absolutely! What party is complete without some snacks?

Can I bring my own music?

I provide music, but feel free to bring what you like. I have a hook up for iPad/iPod etc. pretty much any device with a headphone jack. But, if you are not sure that your device is compatible, just ask us before the day of the party.

Parties

I booked a studio party, now what?

Once I receive your deposit, I will create custom party forms to collect shirt sizes and make sure we have all of your party details.

  1. The name of each participant and their t-shirt size at least one week before the date of the party: Kids sizes include Small (5-6), Medium (7-8), Large (10), and XL (12-14). The shirts are preshrunk, but take into account they may want these to last more than a few months. In order to keep the party running smoothly, it is important that I have the names of the guests ahead of time. Adult sizes are pretty standard. Please note: If you are requesting screen printing on the shirts, I must have the design confirmation and all the guests names and sizes three weeks before the date of the party.
  2. A signed waiver for each participant by the start of the party: Inform parents about the waiver they need to sign and send/bring to the workshop. It is mandatory for each participant to have a waiver filled out before they can dye with us. It also allows me to use pictures from the party for advertising. The waiver is available as a PDF.

You can always let me know if you have any more questions.

What’s included in a studio event/party?

Events in the studio include:

  • Attendants
  • Setup
  • T-shirts in shirt sizes you pre-selected
  • Gloves
  • Aprons
  • Professional quality dyes
  • Tie-dye instruction from an experienced tie-dye artist
  • Space for food and gifts
  • Clean up
  • Any supplies or activities specific to the event/party you request (team building, kids' party, etc.)
Is there a charge to come to a location besides the studio?

We can come to you for an additional charge of $50. If you more than 15 miles away from our studio there is an additional $1 per mile gas/travel fee.

What upgrades or add-ons are available for parties?
  • Advanced design choices, especially for parties with children 11 or under. If you prefer something more advanced, and the children are under the age of 11, there is an additional charge of $5 per participant (groups of 15 or less). It will require us to prefold the main design or shape onto their shirt. If the participants are age 11 or older, we will need an additional hour of studio time ($50) for the participants to fold their shirts. This option for ages 11 and older is only available for groups of 10 or fewer participants.
  • Custom Screen printed design on the shirts: (prices vary)
  • Custom Gift for the Birthday Star of kids' parties: $35
  • Additional 30 minutes of kids' parties activities: $25 Kids age 8 and up can use our dice game “Left, Center, Right” or they have an additional 30 minutes to hula hoop, dance or do a craft or game that you provide. Basically, you can use our studio space for 30 additional minutes.
  • Quarters for Left, Center, Right: $10 (we provide a $10 roll of Quarters) (we give you enough quarters for 13 players) Playing with actual money makes the game super fun and way more exciting. We suggest you play for keeps and let the winner take all.
  • Face Painting: (Prices vary based on the number of children.) This will require the purchase of an additional 30 minutes as well as fees for using face paint to transform your kiddos into all sorts of creatures, including (but not limited to) fairies, bugs or even cheeseburgers!
Should I bring another activity or craft?

I always recommend if you are doing a party at your home, that you have another craft other activities planned. We have yet to need extra crafts or games during in-studio parties. We have a craft included in the kid's party packages.

Do you do anything special for the birthday girl/boy?

For the Party 2DY4, party package, I need to know your kiddo’s t-shirt size and what type of t-shirt and colors they would like as my gift to them at least 3 weeks before the party. Heart, spiral, mouse, or football. If they prefer something else, please, let me know. I am flexible. I will do my best to accommodate their request. :0) This is not included in the basic 90-minute party. However, it can be added for an additional $35 per birthday girl/boy. (If you are celebrating a combined birthday, it is $35 per birthday star)

Can I choose the design we tie dye?

For adults/team-building events, and children who are 12 or older, the party host/hostess can choose ahead of time from a variety of designs.

For birthday parties and workshops for children ages 11 and under, and for other beginners, my assistants and I guide the children through the process of folding a spiral. It is the easiest for beginners and turns out great results. If you prefer something more advanced, and the children are under the age of 11, there is an additional charge of $5 per participant (groups of 15 or less). We will pre-fold the main design or shape onto the shirts. Even though the design is pre-folded, I will take time to demonstrate how I did the folding so that participants understand why their shirt looks like it does, and so they will be able to navigate the folded shirt when applying the dye.

If your event has 10 or fewer participants aged 11 or older, you can add an additional hour of studio time for the participants to fold their shirts. This option costs an additional $50.

Can I dye other stuff besides t-shirts?

Yes, I have completed events with mini-tapestries, pillow cases, and some accessories. If you have a particular item you wanna dye, just contact us.

Can I dye my own shirt?

In most cases, no. The prewash detergent I use preps the cotton to better absorb the dyes. We prep and pre-soak the shirts ahead of time for better results.

Please contact me if you are thinking of this as an option at erin@rollupndye.com.

Do you do small group events?

Absolutely! Contact us to talk over options or browse the Events Calendar to join us at local events and festivals.

Can I bring food for the event?

Absolutely! What party is complete without some snacks?

Can I bring my own music?

I provide music, but feel free to bring what you like. I have a hook up for iPad/iPod etc. pretty much any device with a headphone jack. But, if you are not sure that your device is compatible, just ask us before the day of the party.

Do you have other helpful party ideas to add to the groovy experience?

Yep, check out our Pinterest page.

What is the youngest age child you will allow to dye with you?

We have dyed with children as young as 18 months. We require a parent assist us as we work with children in general, but with the young ones, we wanna be sure they don’t decide to take a swig or dye their hair blue.

Inside the Studio

What’s included in a studio event/party?

Events in the studio include:

  • Attendants
  • Setup
  • T-shirts in shirt sizes you pre-selected
  • Gloves
  • Aprons
  • Professional quality dyes
  • Tie-dye instruction from an experienced tie-dye artist
  • Space for food and gifts
  • Clean up
  • Any supplies or activities specific to the event/party you request (team building, kids' party, etc.)
What upgrades or add-ons are available for parties?
  • Advanced design choices, especially for parties with children 11 or under. If you prefer something more advanced, and the children are under the age of 11, there is an additional charge of $5 per participant (groups of 15 or less). It will require us to prefold the main design or shape onto their shirt. If the participants are age 11 or older, we will need an additional hour of studio time ($50) for the participants to fold their shirts. This option for ages 11 and older is only available for groups of 10 or fewer participants.
  • Custom Screen printed design on the shirts: (prices vary)
  • Custom Gift for the Birthday Star of kids' parties: $35
  • Additional 30 minutes of kids' parties activities: $25 Kids age 8 and up can use our dice game “Left, Center, Right” or they have an additional 30 minutes to hula hoop, dance or do a craft or game that you provide. Basically, you can use our studio space for 30 additional minutes.
  • Quarters for Left, Center, Right: $10 (we provide a $10 roll of Quarters) (we give you enough quarters for 13 players) Playing with actual money makes the game super fun and way more exciting. We suggest you play for keeps and let the winner take all.
  • Face Painting: (Prices vary based on the number of children.) This will require the purchase of an additional 30 minutes as well as fees for using face paint to transform your kiddos into all sorts of creatures, including (but not limited to) fairies, bugs or even cheeseburgers!
Should I bring another activity or craft?

I always recommend if you are doing a party at your home, that you have another craft other activities planned. We have yet to need extra crafts or games during in-studio parties. We have a craft included in the kid's party packages.

Can I choose the design we tie dye?

For adults/team-building events, and children who are 12 or older, the party host/hostess can choose ahead of time from a variety of designs.

For birthday parties and workshops for children ages 11 and under, and for other beginners, my assistants and I guide the children through the process of folding a spiral. It is the easiest for beginners and turns out great results. If you prefer something more advanced, and the children are under the age of 11, there is an additional charge of $5 per participant (groups of 15 or less). We will pre-fold the main design or shape onto the shirts. Even though the design is pre-folded, I will take time to demonstrate how I did the folding so that participants understand why their shirt looks like it does, and so they will be able to navigate the folded shirt when applying the dye.

If your event has 10 or fewer participants aged 11 or older, you can add an additional hour of studio time for the participants to fold their shirts. This option costs an additional $50.

Can I dye my own shirt?

In most cases, no. The prewash detergent I use preps the cotton to better absorb the dyes. We prep and pre-soak the shirts ahead of time for better results.

Please contact me if you are thinking of this as an option at erin@rollupndye.com.

Can I dye other stuff besides t-shirts?

Yes, I have completed events with mini-tapestries, pillow cases, and some accessories. If you have a particular item you wanna dye, just contact us.

Do you do small group events?

Absolutely! Contact us to talk over options or browse the Events Calendar to join us at local events and festivals.

Can I bring food for the event?

Absolutely! What party is complete without some snacks?

Can I bring my own music?

I provide music, but feel free to bring what you like. I have a hook up for iPad/iPod etc. pretty much any device with a headphone jack. But, if you are not sure that your device is compatible, just ask us before the day of the party.

Outside the Studio

Is there a charge to come to a location besides the studio?

We can come to you for an additional charge of $50. If you more than 15 miles away from our studio there is an additional $1 per mile gas/travel fee.

What do I need to know if you're coming to my location?
  1. In order to set up, I will arrive at the event location approximately 1 hour before the start time.
  2. Worried it might be messy? Gloves and aprons are provided to protect skin and clothes. In art, like life, accidents can happen so we do recommend wearing clothing you don’t mind staining. What about the floors? Fear not, I have 100×40 foot tarp to keep things tidy. I have even been successful conducting parties over white carpet.
  3. There are usually specific questions depending on the location. I will be happy to talk over the details and make recommendations, so contact me and we will talk.
Can I choose the design we tie dye?

For adults/team-building events, and children who are 12 or older, the party host/hostess can choose ahead of time from a variety of designs.

For birthday parties and workshops for children ages 11 and under, and for other beginners, my assistants and I guide the children through the process of folding a spiral. It is the easiest for beginners and turns out great results. If you prefer something more advanced, and the children are under the age of 11, there is an additional charge of $5 per participant (groups of 15 or less). We will pre-fold the main design or shape onto the shirts. Even though the design is pre-folded, I will take time to demonstrate how I did the folding so that participants understand why their shirt looks like it does, and so they will be able to navigate the folded shirt when applying the dye.

If your event has 10 or fewer participants aged 11 or older, you can add an additional hour of studio time for the participants to fold their shirts. This option costs an additional $50.

Can I dye my own shirt?

In most cases, no. The prewash detergent I use preps the cotton to better absorb the dyes. We prep and pre-soak the shirts ahead of time for better results.

Please contact me if you are thinking of this as an option at erin@rollupndye.com.

Can I dye other stuff besides t-shirts?

Yes, I have completed events with mini-tapestries, pillow cases, and some accessories. If you have a particular item you wanna dye, just contact us.

Should I bring another activity or craft?

I always recommend if you are doing a party at your home, that you have another craft other activities planned. We have yet to need extra crafts or games during in-studio parties. We have a craft included in the kid's party packages.

Can you handle large groups?

Yes, we have dyed with groups as large as 200 people outside of the studio. We can do bigger or smaller. Not a problem. Bring it on!!

Do you do small group events?

Absolutely! Contact us to talk over options or browse the Events Calendar to join us at local events and festivals.

About Tie Dyeing

Is tie dyeing educational?

Absolutely!

I use visual examples to show the children different ways they can dye their shirts to create different types of spirals. I teach the kids how to create the entire color spectrum using only fuchsia, turquoise and yellow. Upon request, for ages 8 and up, I do a coloring activity. We may even bust out the whiteboard. This interactive method helps to reinforce how to create the secondary colors using only the three primary. For the younger children, we teach it on a more age-appropriate level. They see what we teach them unfold before their very eyes. It is always so awesome to watch their eyes brighten as they see what they can create.

Is tie dyeing messy?

Gloves and aprons are provided to protect skin and clothes. In art, like life, accidents can happen so we do recommend wearing clothing you don’t mind staining.

What about hosting events outside the studio? Should you be worried about your floors? Fear not, I have 100×40 foot tarp to keep things tidy. I have even been successful conducting parties over white carpet.

How do I care for my tie dye shirt? Will it fade?

We use the same professional materials and techniques that I use as an artist. With proper care, they will not fade or bleed over time or from washing. See our washing and care instructions to learn more.

Can I choose the design we tie dye?

For adults/team-building events, and children who are 12 or older, the party host/hostess can choose ahead of time from a variety of designs.

For birthday parties and workshops for children ages 11 and under, and for other beginners, my assistants and I guide the children through the process of folding a spiral. It is the easiest for beginners and turns out great results. If you prefer something more advanced, and the children are under the age of 11, there is an additional charge of $5 per participant (groups of 15 or less). We will pre-fold the main design or shape onto the shirts. Even though the design is pre-folded, I will take time to demonstrate how I did the folding so that participants understand why their shirt looks like it does, and so they will be able to navigate the folded shirt when applying the dye.

If your event has 10 or fewer participants aged 11 or older, you can add an additional hour of studio time for the participants to fold their shirts. This option costs an additional $50.

Can I dye my own shirt?

In most cases, no. The prewash detergent I use preps the cotton to better absorb the dyes. We prep and pre-soak the shirts ahead of time for better results.

Please contact me if you are thinking of this as an option at erin@rollupndye.com.

Can I dye other stuff besides t-shirts?

Yes, I have completed events with mini-tapestries, pillow cases, and some accessories. If you have a particular item you wanna dye, just contact us.

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