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How To Tie Dye

Techniques . April 18 2017 .Posted By: Admin
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How to Tie Dye

We have a lot of tie-dye techniques on this site that show you how to tie dye like a pro, but sometimes you just want to know the basics! Check out this section for easy tie-dye instructions that will work whether you want to tie dye a shirt, a pair of socks or any other fabric item!

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What you’ll need:

Each One-Step Tie-Dye Kit you get from Tulip contains everything you need except the fabric! We recommend 100% natural fiber fabrics like cotton, rayon or silk for best dye results. Synthetic fabrics like polyester may not absorb the dye very well, if at all.

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Step 1:

Before you start tie dyeing, make sure to wash your fabric item to remove the sizing. Then grab your damp fabric directly from the washer and prep it for dyeing.

 

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Step 2:

Fold, twist and bind your fabric according to your chosen tie-dye technique.

 

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Step 3:

Once your fabric is secured, it’s time to mix your Tulip dyes! Simply add water and shake the dye bottles until all of the dye is mixed.

 

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Step 4:

Squeeze dye onto different sections of your bound fabric to your liking. You might need to rotate and/or flip your fabric as you are applying dye to make sure you cover all sections.

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Step 5:

Cover your tie dyed fabric in plastic to keep damp while the dye sets. Let it set for 6 to 8 hours or longer for brightest colors. Follow the tie-dye instructions included in your kit for laundering.

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