Jun 162010
 

IMG_1259For Bingo.  I tried to batik a design inspired by the biohazard symbol.  Once again, I’m getting the fickleness of fabric, but I think it turned out okay.  The orange is awesome.  I’d give myself a 9/10 for color, but maybe a 5 or a 6 for the design.   My son says it’s at least a 7, and I think he’s awesome for that! :)

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  1.  

    Sweet as! :) I’ve told you, you need to start a business!

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      I think I’m going to make a patch next. I completely suck at batik, but it’s so fun. I’d like to do more, but it will be easier to make them on canvas.

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    That is one kickass gi! I take back what I said about not being skilled enough to rock a brightly colored gi. I wouldn’t mind getting my ass kicked in one of those!

  3.  

    Fabulous! Clearly I need to get some gis in the mail your way 😉

  4.  

    Omg! I love it!

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    Looks nice and well done and creative but I would have to pass. Im a traditionalist in that sense. Blue or white all and never mix. I can hear it now “party pooper” haha.

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      Mike, that’s what’s great about BJJ and the people who train in it. There’s room for everyone. Nobody gets hung up on stuff like this.

      I’m actually going to dye a navy blue gi for a friend soon. Nothing too wacky for him, either.

  6.  

    Dude. I will send you a couple “Keep Austin Weird” patches for you to batik :)

  7.  

    Hi Steve,

    What brand is the dye? Me thinks you brought a white koral mkm gi? I want to do the same as orange is my favourite color. And the chosen color of my Muay Thai, MMA, BJJ, Boxing Team.

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    how much dye do i need, for a the gi jacket and pants?

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      It depends on how deep you want the color, which color and how heavy the fabric is.

      Dharmatrading.com sells the dye in 2 oz, 8 oz and then on up from there. It takes approximately 1/2 oz per pound of fabric, and the average gi weighs between 3 and 4 lbs. So, for many of the colors, 2 oz is plenty to dye a gi.

      There are some colors, like some reds and blues, that require double the amount of dye. So, you’d need about 4oz for a gi. And finally, there are a few colors, like black, that require 4x the amount of dye… so 8oz.

      Good luck and let me know how you do!

  9.  

    hey, mate

    just a quick one how could you dye the gi without dye the patches? do you have to remove them? or is there a technique to go around them?

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      Nothing difficult. I just use good dye that’s made for natural fibers. If you go with a Rit dye or something like that, you’re going to have trouble. Using a good, fiber reactive dye will only dye the cotton. Any cotton patches will dye, but most of them are made from polyester, as is most thread. So, you’ll end up with a finished looking gi.

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    Excellent! My teenager just expressed the desire for an orange gi, so I consulted Doc Google and here this was! It has to be BRIGHT orange, not dark: “I want to stun my opponents, before I defeat them.”

  11.  

    so can u buy orange gi’s i am keen to buy a couple can u help me out???

  12.  

    Looking for an Orange Uniform that I can use for instructing students in Tae Kwon do, Hapkido and Grappling.

    I use take a size 5.

    Also, is there a number to call for service?

    Master Jimmy

  13.  

    I’m interested in purchasing a orange gi but can’t fing one anywhere can you help me out.

  14.  

    Wow i really like this color! Amazing dye job Steve! Do you have an instructional on how to dye gi’s somewhere, i need to spice up my white one.

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    Hi, how did you put the symbol on it?

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      Michael, I used a technique called Batik. Basically, you start with a white gi, melt wax and sort of paint the design you want on the fabric. The wax resists the dye and you end up with a pattern.

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