We began thinking about The Tie Dye Lab (although we didn’t know the name of it) back in 2006, when a friend of ours called us while he was at a birthday party with his niece. He happened to be at an art studio that did “do it yourself” tie dye on the side. He thought the tie dye portion was a neat concept that we should check out! We did check it out and tossed around the idea of starting one here in Indy, but the time wasn’t right.
Fast forward to 2016 and a few things came together. Opportunity knocked and the idea of the Tie Dye Lab was resurrected. Many talks, prayerful considerations, and a lot of research followed. Eventually, we decided we had to try it. The concept is fun and completely unique. Of course, tie dye has been around forever, but we had yet to find a do it yourself, all-inclusive store.
We knew to make this a go, we had to tweak a few things initially discovered back in 2006. We wanted to make it convenient for our customers, in more ways than just a place to come and tie dye a shirt. We wanted a place where our customers could do MOST of the tie dying process in our store, making it easy and mess free. (Okay, not totally mess free…that’s impossible with tie dye). The other VERY IMPORTANT FACTOR was the time. The color setting process of tie dying takes FOREVER. The mess and the time factor are probably the top two reasons most people have never attempted to tie dye their own stuff. We’re hoping to change that.
After quite a bit of trial and error, we are happy to say that we’ve come up with a process that allows you to leave our store with an “almost” finished product, after about 30 – 40 minutes. The only thing you have to do when you get home is wash your creation in the washing machine. That’s why it’s “almost” finished. No need to come back at another time to pick up your item and we take care of all the mess! Best of all, you don’t have to wait FOREVER to see what you created, you’ll be able to see your item before leaving “the Lab!”
Not only did we make it convenient, but we also focused on having the right colors for all the schools, groups, and troops in Central Indiana and beyond. Need to show off some spirit for your organization? Stop on in and dye up the perfect color combinations for ANY of your activities! To top it off, we added a large inventory of screen prints, so you can personalize your creation even more!
The best part about the Tie Dye Lab is that it’s for EVERYONE! Kids of ALL ages love it and can do it. And even better, each item that leave our store is a one of a kind creation…just like YOU!