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Resist Tie-Dye Technique

Resist dyeing is a traditional textile dyeing technique used to create patterns and designs on fabric by selectively preventing the dye from reaching certain areas

Resist Tie-Dye Technique

Here’s another fun way to tie dye with Tulip! Check out our step-by-step tutorial and learn how to use Tulip Tie-Dye Resist to create unique resist dye designs. Tie-Dye Resist blocks dye where applied to fabric with no heat required— just apply dye, rinse, and dry! Grab your favorite Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit and get ready to experiment with this irresistible technique!

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Step 1: Gather supplies

Gather your supplies for your tie-dye resist project.

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Step 2: Prepare your project

Before you get started on your resist tie-dye project, prewash and dry the fabric that you’ll be dyeing. Cover your tie-dye station with a protective surface and lay your project flat. Use scissors to cut the applicator tip of the Tie-Dye Resist.

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Step 3: Apply Resist

Apply Tulip Tie-Dye Resist onto your project. Use it to write your name, special sayings, or other fun designs and patterns! For this project, we’re using the Tie-Dye Resist to create a mesmerizing mermaid resist dye design. Create mermaid scales by applying the Tie-Dye Resist in a scalloped patten.

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Step 4: Let Resist set

Once you’ve finished drawing your designs, allow the Tie-Dye Resist to set and dry for 24 hours. Once your designs have set, it’s time to prepare your tie-dye. Add water to the dye bottles, filling to the neck. Replace cap tightly and shake well until dye is dissolved.

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Step 5: Apply dyes

Apply dyes to your resist tie-dye project. For this project, we’re keeping it simple with some colorful tie dye stripes. Feel free to apply the dye onto your project however you’d like— there’s no wrong way to tie dye!

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Step 6: Wrap & let set

Once you’ve finished adding your dyes, cover your resist tie-dye project with plastic wrap or place it into a sealable plastic bag to keep it damp while the dye completely processes. This will take 6 to 8 hours or overnight for more intense colors.

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Step 7: Rinse, wash, dry & reveal!

After the dye processes, rinse and launder according to package instructions. Your resist tie-dye project is ready! This mermaid resist tie-dye tote is the perfect accessory for anyone who loves tie dye!

What designs will you create with Tulip Tie-Dye Resist? Show your unique resist tie-dye projects and tag us on social media @TulipColorCrafts!

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