Michelle's Guide To Tie-Dye

Folding

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  • Lay the shirt out on a flat surface (damp shirts are easier to work with)
  • In a pinching motion with both hands, begin squeezing small sections of the shirt from the center
  • Keep doing this until all the fabric is scrunched into a circular shape
  • Tuck in the extra flaps to make sure it is a conscise circular ball
  • Place three rubber bands across the ball, creating six equal size sections
  • Soak in the soda ash solution for 20 minutes and wring out excess

Dyeing

dyeOnce you have created the sections with the rubber bands, the dyeing process is easy.

  • Put dye in all over the fabric (not in seperate quadrants)
  • Pick a second color and squeeze spots where you want the color to change (you can see I picked yellow which made green spots and the blue fabric)
  • If you want, pick a darker color you will use for the outside
  • Flip the fabric over and do the same on the other side
  • You do not want to dye pooling out of the shirt, so make sure not to oversaturate the shirt
  • Let the shirt dry outside for 24 hours

Proceed to finaltouches tab to see the washing process and final product

Or watch my you tube video tutorial

Kits

Dyes