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Tie-dye is a process of folding fabric into a pattern, binding it with rubber bands or string, then dyeing it with vibrant colors. When it comes dyeing items, there are many options. Try scarves, socks, shirts or slipcovers made of cellulose materials such as cotton, linen, hemp or even silk!
Newspaper or garbage bags
White or lightly-colored fabric garment or accessory, pre-washed and dried
Large mixing bowl
Fiber-reactive dye, in one or various colors**
Squirt bottles, one for each color of dye
*Tip: Also known as sodium bicarbonate, it helps the dye adhere to the fabric. Find it at your local hardware store in the pool supplies section.
**Tip: Purchase fiber-reactive dyes at your local craft store or online.
Tip: Wash your dyed items by themselves a few times to prevent dye from bleeding onto other fabrics.
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Part of tie-dye’s charm is that no matter how you tie, fold or crumple an item, you’ll never get the same design. Try one of these techniques, or experiment with your own:
*Coloring Tip: Get an ombre effect by progressively getting lighter with the dye as you move along the fabric sections. Adding a little water to the dye as you go will make it lighter.
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