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


      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.


    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!


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


    Omg! I love it!


    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.


      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.


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


    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.


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


      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!


    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?


      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.


    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.”


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


    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


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


    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.


    Hi, how did you put the symbol on it?


      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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