Summer time is a time when you can be colorful and dress up in vivid clothes. Tie and Dye is one such method where you can easily mix tons of different shades and give your T-Shirts a vibrant look. It’s fun and easy and you can come up with tons of different patterns.
TIE AND DYE T-SHIRTS DIY – SO WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
It’s an easy process which consists of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling the T-shirt or any other fabric and then binding it with string or rubber bands. Once this is compleated, dye is applied to the T-Shirt.Thats all. All you need a T-shirt you choose and some dye. Tie and Dye T-Shirts DIY is so easy and in fact, it is also a favourite craft for kids.
Here’s What You Will Need:
Couple of protective plastic gloves (This is if you don’t want to get your hands dirty!)
One set of rubber bands (or more)
Natural fiber fabrics like cotton, rayon or silk for best dye results (Colours and designs will not be printed properly on synthetic materials.
Tie and Dye ingradients
Let’s Get Started On Our Diy Tie And Dye Journey!
Before you start your easy mission be sure you are covering the area of work. This is going to be messy and you should definitely protect the place. There are tons of different tying methods and it all rely upon on the kind of design you want in your final design. Here are some designs you can choose from:
- Basic Spiral
This one is the most common and accepted design used for DIY Tie and Dye. All you need to do is twist and turn the fabric and form a spiral shape. Smash the fabric after you are done with each twist so that the folds do not rise. Secure your spiral bundle with a set of two to three rubber bands so that the spirals converge in the middle. Use more rubber bands if you feel the T-Shirt needs more attaining.
This one is another method which will give you aimless designs. All you need to do is crumple up your T-shirt in any design you want. Just give it some good twists and turns and secure your gem with rubber bands. We will come to the dying part a little later in the article.
- Electric Bunching
Another easy method, you need to bunch up the fabric in small random portions and then put the entire fabric in a huge ball. Hold the fabric together with a rubber band or secure it with a string.
Now that you have your pattern ready, it’s time to use the dyes. You can either use natural dyes or you can even use chemical dyes.
If you are using chemical dyes, read the instructions carefully on mixing the dyes and colours. Once your dye is combined as it needs to be put your T-shirt for 4-10 minutes depending on the instructions. Natural dyes take longer and at least an hour to transfer the colour onto the fabric.
Rinse it with water until the water runs clear and carefully cut open the rubber bands.Thats all.