Thursday, 7 April 2016

Tie dye time!

I found a tie dye kit for $6 at cheap shop a few weeks ago, and bought a second kit yesterday so I could decant the dye and mix my own colours. The kit comes with only 3 colours - labelled as fushia, yellow and turquoise. I know they should blend together as they soak into the fabric, but I wanted a bit more control over the colous.

I decented the powdered dye into some other containers, then mixed my own shades of green, orange and purple. I only half filled the bottles and am amazed how much dye I still have. The squeezy drip bottles actually work really well, with hardly any mess - unlike the spray dye I used a few months back, which necessitated the use of a cardboard box " spray booth" and did not spray at an even rate ( but I do love the range of colours,and the scarves and necklaces I made with the dyes!)
I had overlocked the edges of some white fabric ready to make some scarves, and also had 2 white t shirts bought on sale at Rivers a while back. All received the colour treatment!
Now I just have to wait - probably until tomorrow- for the dye to soak in. I still have plenty of mixed ( water added & ready to use) and powdered dye left, wondering what else I can colour?

Dye kit made up & powdered dye stored in little pots.
 Trying some " shibouri" style twisting and folding.
Waiting for the dye to soak in, 6-8 hours according to the instructions. Not sure if I can wait that long!
 Rainbow on a stick! Looks almost good enough to eat!


  1. Looks like fun! Will be interested to see the end results.

  2. Looks great. Should look fabulous when dry - be coming back to see :)

  3. I will take photos as I unwrap the bundles tomorrow, not really sure how they will turn out, keeping my fingers crossed!


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