Terrapin Tie Dye
About Terrapin Tie Dye
KerryRay and I went to our first Grateful Dead concert in Buffalo, New York in September, 1981. I was 3 months pregnant with our first child, Sally. That was the start of a long, and sometimes strange, trip following the group around with our family in our converted school bus, with eventually 2 more children, our daughter Justine and our son Skyler.

Years earlier while studying Fine Art at the U. of Guelph, I'd taken a course in tie dye, silkscreen and batik in the Textiles institute there. It was cosmic, I was ready to start dyeing again.

Terrapin Tie Dye was eventually founded in 1991, followed by it's sister company Terrapin Graphics in 2005. The name is an homage to a song and album by the Grateful Dead, Terrapin Station. We have also christened our farmhouse in the Lanark Highlands as Terrapin Station.

The Procion MX dyes, along with sodium carbonate, urea, ludigol and synthrapol soap, come from either G&S Dyes in Toronto or Grateful Dyes in Boulder, Colorado.

Cotton shirts are a variety. Jerico and Fruit of the Loom are manufactured in Canada but the big boys prefer the Gildan in the larger sizes, made in the U.S.A. I also have some American Apparel.

Cotton long underwear is Canadian made from good ol' Stanfield's in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Cotton baby clothes are manufactured from China by PAM GM.

Hemp/Cotton Socks are from Barefoot Hempster Organics. Designed in Canada, made in China.
Terrapin Tie Dyes
52 Lamoreaux Street,
Hamilton, Ontario,
Canada L8R 1V1
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