If tie dye is your thing, or you think it might be, then check out the newest maker space on Indianapolis’ west side in Avon. The Tie Dye Lab is the perfect space for moms and dads like me who like to let their kiddos make anything they want…but leave the mess somewhere else.
The Tie Dye Lab is one of Hendricks County’s newest businesses and it’s going to draw quite the crowd. Bursts of bright colors grab your attention as you enter the storefront of this creative space. If the name doesn’t tell you enough about the activities available, then the beautiful tie dyed t-shirts, hats, pillowcases, drawstring bags and towels that adorn the wall will paint the complete story.
A wonderful date night, family outing, playdate or morning activity, the Tie Dye Lab offers an organized, somewhat structured space for creating original, wearable designs using dye. Yes, you guessed it, you’ll be tie dying in this space.
Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10am – 8 p.m.
Sunday, noon-6 p.m
Choose the item you’d like to dye, select your colors from the examples on the wall, decide what pattern of tie dye you want to create. Then the fun begins! Create your designs using the rubber bands at the tie station. From there, head to the dye station and use your squirt bottles to apply the color where you want it. Afterwards, your item is treated to a special ten minute process while you wait. During your wait time you can play games in the spacious waiting area.
When your shirt is ready, you’ll head to the sink and rinse it out and then roll it to squeeze any excess liquid out. From there, pose for a photo at the social media wall and then your dyed item is place in a plastic bag with some detergent to use at home. Once you are at home, wash your item in the washing machine, dry it and then wear it!
It’s a very easy, stress-free activity. My children, age 2, 5 and 7 loved making their own designs. My two year old needed a little bit of assistance from me, my older kids needed only some guidance as they prepared their shirt with the ties (rubber bands) into the design they selected.
Tie Dye Lab has some great transfers they can affix to your shirt so you can represent your favorite local school or team. Seasonal transfers are available too.
Coverage of the Tie Dye Lab originally appeared in an article by Katy Mann on VisitHendricksCounty.com
8100 E US Hwy 36