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    Cool Ways to Tie Dye Shirts

    Cool Ways to Tie Dye Shirts
    By Megan Shoop eHow Contributing Writer


    Tie-dyeing clothing gives it new life. It can revive old, stained and faded garments. It is also an inexpensive way to create eye-catching new clothes. All you need is a light-colored base piece of clothing and some dye. White is the most common tie-dye base, but you can use light pastels and mix dye colors to create multicolored stripes. Many people use modern chemical dyes from tie-dye kits. Others prefer to make their dyes from plant materials. There are also several ways to create flower prints and geometric patterns with string and a few other tools.

    Plant Prints

    This craft is perfect for smaller children, especially girls, although you can modify it to include boys, too. Pick a bunch of flowers and leaves. Pick flat blooms like daisies and black-eyed Susans rather than cup-shaped blooms like roses and tulips. Larger, thick leaves work better for this than thin ones.

    Layer some wax paper on top of a thick layer of newspaper and lay a white T-shirt on top. Put on goggles and lay some flowers and leaves face down on the shirt. Layer some wax paper over the plants and pound them with a rubber mallet, especially around the edges to define the shapes. Soak the shirt in warm white vinegar for about an hour and sun dry. The result should be some pretty plant-life T-shirts.


    Plant Dyes

    People dyed their clothing with plant dyes before the invention of chemical dyes. Some people still use plant dyes to live a green life or to save the expense of purchasing dye. Indigo creates blue dyes, while rose hips make red dye. Spinach leaves make green, cherries make pink and saffron or turmeric will create yellow. ( More plant dyes are available at Pioneerthinking.com in resources.) Simply chop up your desired plant and boil it for an hour in about two cups of water. Wash the clothing item and place it, your dye and about a cup of white vinegar in a large jar. Seal the jar tightly and leave it in the sun for about 12 hours. Simmer the item in more white vinegar for about an hour and rinse it with cool water until the water runs clear.


    Making Shapes


    Create complicated geometric shapes in your tie-dyed items with a needle and thread. Normally, tie-dye involves simply by tying string or rubber bands around pieces of cloth to create swirling or circular patterns. Make hearts, stars, happy faces, animal outlines, letters and more by stitching them into the shirt. Do not stitch the sides of the shirt together; sew them separately, using a needle and thread to create your design in large stitches. Do not tie off the ends of your thread; gently pull them and gather your design until you can pull it no tighter. Afterward, dye and treat the fabric as you normally would. Remove the threads as your very last step to reveal an original tie-dye pattern.


    References

    Pro Chemical: Learn Folding Techniques for Tie Dye http://www.prochemical.com/directions/Folding.htm

    Kid At Art: Art Lesson Twenty-Nine http://www.kid-at-art.com/htdoc/lesson29.html


    Kids Gardening: Dyeing With Plants http://www.kidsgardening.com/growing...may03/pg1.html


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    Ways to Tie Dye a Shirt
    By Megan Mattingly-Arthur eHow Contributing Writer

    Tie dyeing is a fun and easy activity that you can use to add flare to plain white T-shirts. With multiple dyeing techniques and a wide variety of fabric dye colors to choose from, your tie dyeing experiences can be as creative as your imagination dictates. The possibilities are endless.

    Spiral

    The spiral-pattern tie dye is one of the most popular ways to tie dye a shirt. To achieve the spiral tie dye look, lay your white T-shirt out on a flat surface such as a table. Pinch the middle of the shirt and twist it tightly until the shirt becomes flat and disk-like in shape. Stretch three or more thick rubber bands over the disk and spread them out so the divides created by the rubber bands look like wedges of a pie. Saturate the wedges between the rubber band divides with pre-mixed fabric dye. After you have applied the dye, put the shirt in a plastic bag and let it sit for 24 hours before machine washing.

    Bunch

    Bunch tie dyeing is one of the easiest ways to tie dye a T-shirt, and it gives the shirt a "marbled" look. Lay your white T-shirt out on a flat surface such as a table. Gather the shirt together and bunch it into a ball just slightly larger than a grapefruit. Use thick rubber bands to hold the shirt in this ball shape. Saturate the spaces between the rubber bands with one or more colors of pre-mixed fabric dye. Let your shirt rest in a plastic bag for 24 hours before cutting off the rubber bands and machine washing.

    Fold

    Fold tie dyeing is a very simple process that can be used to give your T-shirt horizontal or vertical stripes. Start by laying your white T-shirt out on a flat surface like a table. Grab the bottom, top or side of the shirt and start folding it back and forth like a paper fan, using about two inches of the shirt for each fold. Once you've folded the shirt into a long strip, use thick rubber bands to distinguish where the stripes on your shirt will be. Saturate the fabric between the rubber band divides with pre-mixed fabric dye. Allow your shirt to sit in a plastic bag for 24 hours before cutting off the rubber bands and machine washing.

    Twist

    The process for twist tie dyeing is simple enough that even your littlest tie-dyer will be able to do it. Grab a corner of your white T-shirt and twist it into a long, tight rope. Use a rubber band to band together the two ends of the T-shirt rope. Immerse the T-shirt rope in a pre-mixed fabric dye of any color for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, remove the T-shirt rope from the dye, rinse with cool water until the water runs clear and then remove the rubber band.

    Use the same process to twist the T-shirt into a T-shirt rope again, this time twisting the T-shirt from a different corner. Immerse the T-shirt rope in a second, coordinating color of fabric dye for an additional 10 minutes. Remove the shirt from the fabric dye, rinse with cool water until the water runs clear and then allow the T-shirt rope to sit in a plastic bag for 24 hours before laundering.

    Shadow

    Shadow dyeing is a simple tie dyeing technique that makes your T-shirt look like the colors on it are gradually fading (or getting darker). Start by soaking your T-shirt in a single color of fabric dye for three minutes. Lift the T-shirt partially out of the dye, so only 2/3 of the T-shirt is immersed in the dye. Let soak for 10 minutes. Lift more of the T-shirt out of the dye, so only 1/3 is left in the dye. Let soak for an additional 10 minutes. Remove the T-shirt from the dye, holding it by the lightest section, and rinse under cool water until the water runs clear.


    References Tie Dye! Virginia Gleser; 1999


    Resources

    RIT Dye: Tie Dyeing http://www.ritdye.com/Tie-Dyeing.46.lasso

    Kinder Art: Tie Dye for Kids http://www.kinderart.com/textiles/easytiedye.shtml


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    How to Make Mushroom Tie Dye Shirt Designs
    By Alison Kroulek eHow Contributing Writer


    You can jazz up one of your boring old cotton T-shirts with a colorful mushroom design. Tie-dyeing is an easy and fun way to make one-of-a-kind articles of clothing. When deciding on fabric dyes, remember that you can use warm-water or all-purpose dye to tie-dye the background, but you must use cool-water dye for the mushroom design on top.

    Difficulty: Moderately Easy

    Things You'll Need:

    Cotton T-shirt
    Fabric dye in assorted colors
    Salt or soda ash
    Rubber bands
    Rubber gloves
    Marbles
    Bucket or tub for each color
    Squirt bottles
    Pencil or fabric chalk
    Tie-Dying the T-Shirt

    Step 1 Wash and dry the T-shirt to get rid of any residues from the factory that could keep your dye from adhering to the fabric.

    Step 2 Tie your shirt using the rubber bands. A mushroom design looks great in the middle of a tie-dyed sunburst pattern. Create this pattern by making a "pocket" out of the fabric in the middle of your T-shirt. Fill the pocket with one or two marbles, and then twist the fabric of the T-shirt around the pocket. Wrap a rubber band around the marbles.

    Step 3 Wrap another rubber band around the twisted T-shirt fabric, a couple of inches away from the rubber band that is enclosing the marbles. Keep adding rubber bands until you have most of the T-shirt fabric tied up.

    Step 4 Prepare the dye according to the package instructions, using a separate tub for each dye. Depending on the type of dye you are using, you may need to prepare the fabric by soaking it in hot water or in a soda ash solution.

    Step 5 Dip the fabric into the dye. The end of the T-shirt that has the marbles in it will be the middle of your sunburst, so choose a light color here. Contrasting dye colors can look muddy if they are allowed to bleed together. To avoid muddiness, leave a little bit of white space between colors, or use colors that will blend together to produce intermediate colors, like blue and yellow.

    Step 6 Leave the dye in the fabric for the length of time specified on the box.

    Step 7 Rinse your T-shirt until the water runs clear.

    Step 8 Remove the rubber bands and marbles and allow the fabric to dry.

    Creating the Mushroom Design


    Step 1 Draw the outline of a mushroom onto the front of your T-shirt using a pencil or fabric chalk. If you only want a mushroom design on the front of the shirt, place several layers of good, thick cardboard inside of it. Otherwise, the dye will soak through, and you will have a mushroom design on both sides.

    Step 2 Mix the dye for the mushroom design according to the directions on the package. This must be a cool-water dye.

    Step 3 Transfer the dye into squirt bottles and carefully drip the dye onto the T-shirt to create a mushroom design.

    Step 4 Let the dye sit on the fabric for the length of time indicated on the package.

    Step 5 Rinse the shirt according to the directions on the package of dye.

    Tips & Warnings


    Wash your mushroom T-shirt in cool water with like colors.Use cool-water dye like Procion MX to drip-dye the mushroom design. If you don't, your design will bleed when you try to wash it.

    Resources Paula Birch's All About Hand Dyeing http://www.pburch.net/dyeing.shtml


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    How to Make A Mess-Free Tie-Dye Shirt
    Member By ericbar

    This is a very easy way to make a tie-dye t-shirt. It makes very interesting patterns and is easier to do than traditional tie-dye! And the best part? It's virtually mess-free!

    Difficulty: Easy

    Things You'll Need:

    White t-shirt
    Rubbing alcohol
    Rubber bands
    Eye dropper
    Permanent markers
    Plastic disposable cup


    Step 1 Select a part of the t-shirt to work on. Stretch a portion of the shirt around the opening of a plastic drinking cup. Secure it with the rubber band.

    Step 2 Take a permanent marker and make a few dots in the middle of the portion of shirt you are working on. It's important to stay in the middle of the circle. Use only a few colors at a time.

    Step 3 Draw some rubbing alcohol up the eye-dropper. Drop a few drops of the alcohol onto the marker on the shirt and watch it spread.

    Step 4 When your are satisified with the pattern it created, pull off the rubber band and gather a new section of the shirt to work on. Repeat the previous directions until the shirt is finished.

    Step 5 Throw it in the dryer to set the tie-dye.

    Tips & Warnings Be sure to use the right amount of rubbing alcohol. You may want to experiment on a scrap piece of fabric.This requires adult supervision since you are working with rubbing alcohol.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5081028_make...dye-shirt.html


    How to Tie Dye with Kool-Aid

    Making tie-dyed clothing is tons of fun for kids of all ages.

    Difficulty: Moderately Easy

    Things You'll Need:

    White T-Shirts
    unsweetened Kool-Aid powder
    vinegar
    rubber bands
    bowl



    Step 1 Making tie-dyed T-shirts is a fun activity for kids and adults all ages. Start with a few white T-shirts or as many T-shirts that you want to tie dye.

    Step 2 Then go to your local supermarket and select as many colors as they have in supply of unsweetened Kool-Aid powder mixes. Determine what colors you want in your tie-dye T-Shirts and buy that Kool-Aid powder mix.

    Step 3 Dissolve each package of Kool-Aid into 1 ounce of vinegar in its own bowl or container.

    Step 4 Use rubber bands to twist your soon to be tie dyed t-shirts into unusual shapes.

    Step 5 Dip each t-shirt into the bowls.

    Step 6 After drying the tie-dyed T-shirts, Take off the rubber bands on the t-shirt then set your colors by placing a pillowcase or thin dish towel over each shirt.

    Step 7 Iron the tie dyed T-shirt with a medium-hot iron. Wait at least 24 hours, then wash each tie dyed T-shirt separately.



    Tips & Warnings
    Before dipping each T-shirt into the bowls try putting on a pair of rubber gloves beforehand.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5221481_tie-dye-kool_aid.html


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    50 Awesome Tie Dye Projects



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    Here at iLoveToCreate, we do a LOT of tie dye projects! Everything from curtains to shoes to shirts and more. We also see a lot of great tie dye projects using our Tulip One-Step Dyes as well that we're quite smitten with! We've rounded up a great list of 50 smashing projects, from fashion, to kids, to home décor you'll want to try yourself. So take a look at these super easy ideas!

    5 pointed start on shirt from Codelphia

    Tie Dye cropped, shoulderless shirt by FashionLushxx

    Tie Dye Swimsuit Coverup by Pin Cookie

    Tie Dye Scarf from iLoveToCreate.com

    DIY wave-inspired tank from Boi from Panema

    Yoga Pants from iLoveToCreate.com

    Brush on ombre shirt with Crafty Chica

    Watercolor tie dye tunic from Alisa Burke

    Popsicle dress by Cheri Heaton

    Modern Tie Dye Scarf by the Zen of Making

    Ombre maxi dress from PearMama

    Dip Dry dye Tees from Crafts by Amanda

    Tie Dye Apron from a T-shirt from iLoveToCreate.com

    Off center tie dye tank from Pet Scribbles

    Ombre blouse from Grosgrain Fabulous

    Tie Dye Socks with The Metric Child

    Tie Dye Rainbow Shorts with X Come Moda

    Tie Dye Summer Tote from Prudent Baby

    Tie Dye Button Flowers with Haley on Craft Test Dummies

    Tie Dye Clutch from Crafty Chica

    Zipper Pouches from Always Expect Moore

    Tie Dye Hair extensions by the Crafty Chica

    Tie Dye Dropcloth Shoes from Condo Blues

    Tie Dye Lunch Sacks by iLoveToCreate for FaveCrafts

    Tie Dye Converse by Allee on the iLoveToCreate blog

    Tie Dye cover up from This Mama Makes Stuff

    Tie Dye Puppet Theatre with It’s Overflowing

    Tie Dye No-Sew girls dress by Mama Nibbles

    Tie Dye heart dresses from Little Pink Monster

    How to tie dye with preschoolers with Dollar Craft

    Tie Dye Teen Socks with Avalon on the iLoveToCreate blog

    Ombre place setting from iLovetoCreate.com

    Watercolor flower pillow from iLoveToCreate.com

    Modern mermaid Pillow by Aunt Peaches

    Ombre wicker basket with The V Spot blog

    Tie Dye Wreath from How to Nest for Less

    Watercolor Curtains from Mad in Crafts

    Embroidery Hoop Tie Dye Art by Inspired by Charm

    Tie dye magnetic memo board by Itsy Bitsy Paper Blog

    Dyed ombre lamp by TaylorMade

    Tie Dye Headboard by Lish

    Dreaming in Color Tie Dye Bedding from iLoveToCreate

    Sampler Quilt by Always Expect More

    Hula Hoop wall art + DIY video from the iLoveToCreate Blog

    Tie Dye Towel by Swelldesigner

    Tie Dye Drop Cloth Rug by Measured by the Heart

    Tie dye ombre wreath by She’s Kinda Crafty

    Tie Dye Pillowcase from Angry Julie Monday

    Seat slip covers from iLoveToCreate.com

    Tie dye embroidery quote with Renewed Upon a Dream

    Which of these ideas are you DYEING to try?
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    Tie Dye with a twist.
    We love it...hope you do too! ‪


    Find full tutorial here: http://www.ilovetocreateblog.blogspo...dye-shirt.html

    Pin it here: http://pinterest.com/pin/247698048228568208/

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    It's never to early to start thinking about Halloween!
    Learn how to make this skull tie dye right now with Lauri on our blog!

    Find video and step out tutorial here: http://www.ilovetocreateblog.blogspo...dye-shirt.html

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    What do you see in this rorschach test pattern on this backpack?

    Learn how to make one with Margot today on our blog! http://www.ilovetocreateblog.blogspo...-backpack.html

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    Awesome idea for a cute, easy outfit! You have got to see this. You can visit our website at http://www.cindysgarden.com and go to videos. No she does not have her own page. We try to videos as often as we can for the store. Suzy is our fashion consultant and was told this great idea for scarves! http://ytchannelembed.com/videos/watch/QH2iXYd22wU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=QH2iXYd22wU
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    DIY T-shirt Screen Printing


    Picture of DIY T-shirt Screen Printing


    This project came about because I wanted to create some t-shirts to be able to wear and represent my makerspace at Maker Faire Atlanta. I didn't want to pay the inflated prices online for just a few shirts, so I decided I could try to make my own screen prints. The process was relatively easy and turned out better than I expected.
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    How To Create Custom Shirts With Bleach









    This bleach staining process has been around for a number of years but has remained relatively unknown. The potential complexity and variety of images that can be made is virtually unlimited. More examples of what can be achieved and alternative staining methods can be found here: http://www.reddit.com/r/bleachshirts/

    Things you'll need:

    •Bleach
    •Spray Bottle
    •Cardboard
    •Freezer Paper
    •Iron
    •X-acto Knife
    •Dark Cotton Shirts
    •Gloves
    •Eye Protection
    •Dust Mask or Respirator


    Here are links to the first two designs used in the video:

    •Match: http://i.imgur.com/Ctf1aIV.jpg
    •Rocket: http://i.imgur.com/sHW8f4t.jpg
    •Smaller Rocket with center cut out to save on printer ink: http://i.imgur.com/sHW8f4t.jpg


    If you can't buy freezer paper in your country you can make your own using this guide: http://imgur.com/a/InhvE

    Be sure to let me know if you give this project a try!

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