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Made By Hippies Dot Com Updated!

Hey Now! I’ve spent the last week updating all the pages on our website, so go visit and check it out. We updated a bunch of the photos, fixed up some old pages and tuned up the buttons and links on each page to get a clean quick loading website to our visitors. So check it out and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear from you. I write all the code for myself using simple html code and notepad as my editor, then I ftp the files to my webserver and whalaa, a website! Check out the vending photos page to see photos of us selling our tie dyes in 2010. Also check out the updated about us page to see photos of our new home in Hippyland, Oregon and some of our neighbors.

So just for ole times sake I’m gonna check out the website rankings real fast…
On a basic google search for each search term here is how ranks:

tie dye, #9 on the first page
tie dye clothing, #3
how to tie dye #7, is #6 (our other website, check it out!)
tie dye t-shirts, #10 & #11 both on the first page

so that is all pretty sweet… gonna be a great tie dye year this 2011, it already is!



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Sandy Mountain Festival 2010

Here is a photo of Amanda selling tie dyes from our booth at the Sandy Mountain Festival in July 2010. We had a great time and sold a lot of tie dyes. We will be back in 2011!

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How do I wash a tie dye t-shirt?

How do I wash a tie dye t-shirt? This is a question we get a lot and a question that I have heard a lot of different answers for. Made By Hippies tie dyes are all colorfast. That means the Procion dye we use has permanently bonded with the cotton strands and become a new color. Any excess dye is washed out using super hot water. Later the tie dye can be washed just the same as any other laundry using regular laundry soap. No special care is required.The reason some tie dyers say to wash separately using only cold water is usually because they used Rit dye for their tie dyes. That dye does not bond with the cotton fabric, more just painting over the top and some gets washed away every time it goes through the wash. Using cold water keeps the dye from rinsing out but eventually most of the dye will wash out and the tie dye shirt will be faded and sad.That’s why our tie dyes are good, because they stay nice and bright wash after wash. Don’t worry man, cause these tie dyes are made by hippies!

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How To Tie a Peace Sign Tie Dye Pattern

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Tie Dye Aprons now for sale!

Here are Made By Hippies we just finished making two cool patterns of tie dye aprons. We made aRastaman Spiral Tie Dye Apron and a Rainbow Spiral Tie Dye Apron. Just $20 with free shipping, order yours today!Rastaman Spiral Tie Dye Apron

Rainbow Spiral Tie Dye Apron

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Tie Dyed Google Rankings

So it’s been a while since I checked in on the websites google rankings…On a google search for just “tie dye” my website comes up #5 on the first page, not too shabby!!!But for the search “tie dye t-shirts” does not show up until page 5 and is #58… But search for “tie dye t-shirts for sale” and Made By Hippies is #2!!!Search for “How to Tie Dye” and our How To Tie Dye website is ranked #3! A search for “tie dye dresses” nets us the #6 spot and for “tie dye tank tops” the number 3 ranking!!!For “baby tie dye” Made By Hippies is at the top of the second page at the #11 spot. The “wholesale tie dye” search finds Made By Hippies at the bottom of the first page at the #8 spot.Our newest product, the Made By Hippies Tie Dye Kit is just starting to climb the google rankings. Right now a search for “tie dye kit” places Made By Hippies at #52, the second search item on the 5th page. But keep an eye for this search term to make it to the fist page of google in a month or two.To top it all off is my favorite search right now, “how to tie dye a peace sign” finds How to Tie Dye dot net at the #1 spot!!!So yeah, the hippies know how to type html. We don’t pay for advertising or links or nothing like that. It’s all just honest hard work typing away all day. PEACE!

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Made By Hippies Tie Dye Kits For Sale

Made By Hippies Tie Dye Kit

 Made By Hippies Tie Dye Kit allows anyone to tie dye just like the hippies. Easy to follow instructions provide the tips and tricks of making colorful and colorfast hippie tie dyes. It’s all about using high quality Procion dyes combined with tying up great patterns like the tie dye spiral, v-stripe or peace sign patterns. All that’s needed is 6 100% cotton t-shirts, a place to tie dye and a washing machine. The Made By Hippies Tie Dye Kit provides everything else that’s needed. American Apparel learned how to tie dye from Made By Hippies and now you can too!
The Made By Hippies Tie Dye Kit Includes:

How to Tie Dye Instructions
1 TBSP Golden Yellow Procion Dye
1 TBSP Lemon Yellow Procion Dye
1 TBSP Turquoise Blue Procion Dye
1 TBSP Electric Blue Procion Dye
1 TBSP Scarlet Red Procion Dye
1 TBSP Fuchsia Red Procion Dye
½ cup bag of Washing Soda
2oz Bottle of Wash Out Detergent
2 Pairs of Plastic Gloves
About 20 Rubber Bands
3 4oz Dye Bottles
½ Teaspoon Measuring Spoon
Washable Marker

Other Supplies You Will Need before Tie Dying:

6 White 100% Cotton T-Shirts
Tie Dye Workspace
Washing Machine

Buy a Made By Hippies Tie Dye Kit for $25 (Shipping Included)

Call 503-757-8558 to order using a credit card or pay order online at the Made By Hippies website:

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Tie Dye Bedsheets

I&I have two sets of handmade tie dye bed sheets for sale right now on our etsy site,

The first sheet set is a Blues and Greens Tie Dye Jersey Sheet Set. Dyed using procion yes using two blues and two greens in a spiral pattern this king size sheet set will look great on your bed.The sheet set is Target Home brand and the label reads King Jersey Sheet Set, Spring Collection, 100″ cotton, fits mattresses up to 14″ deep, one set. Set Includes: One flat sheet 108 in x 106 in [274 cm x 269 cm] One fitted sheet 78 in x 80 in [198 cm x 203 cm] Two king pillowcases 21 in x 41 in [ 53 cm x 104 cm] Care: This sheet set is colorfast. Machine wash, tumble dry. This is a special sheet set, the only one around like it. Peace! 

 The second sheet set is tie dyed in red, gold and green in a spiral pattern onto a set of Jersey Bed Sheets. This set includes a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and two pillow cases made to fit a Full sized bed. They are dyed using Procion Dye and are colorfast so you can wash them with your regular laundry. Made of 100% cotton.

After you buy this item on etsy you can pay us using paypal or else give us a phone call to pay using your credit card. But even using paypal you can buy without signing up for a paypal account, just do a one time payment with your credit card. So yeah, these are a one of a kind Made By Hippies Tie Dye. You get the actual rastaman tie dye sheet set in the photo and it will ship out the next day after you pay. The cost on this one is $75 plus shipping. Sorry no free shipping on this one as the sheet set does weigh a bit and is more expensive to ship then just a t-shirt. So we hope you like this and buy it! PEACE!

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One of a Kind Tie Dyes for sale at our etsy shop.

Yeah Man! Be sure to check out all the great one of a kind tie dyes we have for sale at our etsy shop We have lots of one of a kind fruit of the loom tie dye shirts on sale for just $15 with free shipping in the USA! Then we have all of our awesome American Apparel one of a kind tie dyes too. We have organic cotton baby onesies, organic cotton short sleeve shirts and organic cotton long sleeve tee shirts. All organic cotton, made in the USA by American Apparel and Tie Dyed in Oregon by Made By Hippies! The baby clothes are $20, the short sleeves $25 and the long sleeves are $30, all include free shipping of course. Then we have a few tie dyes on sale plus lots of cool tapestries and bandannas as well as some sweet handmade hemp jewelry. So we’ve got it all please come and check it out today at http://madebyhippies.etsy.comOh yeah and be sure to check our video out from our trip down to LA to teach American Apparel how to tie dye!

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Time for our “Real Job”……

Yeah so October is here and it’s time for I&I to put the tie dye dreams on the back burner and concentrate on working hard at the Christmas Wreath Shop for another season!We have had such a great tie dye year it’s hard to stop but we still gotsta pay the bills! The wreath shop has been my families business for 25 years now and it’s where I have learned lots of my business practices from, namely provide a great handmade product at a fair price along with great customer service!We are still shipping out orders the next day and continuing so sell our tie dyes both on our website and on our etsy site so check those out and getchorself a new tie dye t-shirt!!!And if ya need a Christmas Wreath head over to http://www.granstromevergreens.comPeace, Love and Happiness!Erik