Get ready to bring a touch of Zen to your tie-dye creations with Tulip! Inspired by the ancient symbol representing the interconnectedness of opposites, this yin yang tie-dye technique allows you to infuse your tie-dye designs with a sense of balance and unity. Check out or step-by-step tutorial and learn how to use your favorite Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit to create the iconic yin and yang symbol with a colorful twist!
Gather your supplies for your Yin Yang tie-dye project.
Before you get started on your yin yang tie-dye project, prewash the substrate that you’ll be dyeing and lay the damp fabric flat on a protected work surface. Prepare your tie-dye solutions by adding water to the dye bottles, filling to the neck. Replace the cap tightly and shake well until dye powder is fully dissolved.
Use a plastic cup and washable marker to trace a pair of circles for your yin yang tie-dye tee. The circles within the yin yang symbol represent the presence of the opposite aspect within each of the primary forces.
Use washable marker to draw the division line between the circles. The curved line that separates the dark and light halves of the yin yang symbol represents the dynamic interplay between yin and yang.
Pinch the center of each circle and upwards to the edge of the marked area. Secure the circles with rubber bands.
Tightly pleat your shirt along the marker line so that the line appears as straight as possible when all the pleats are together. Wrap a rubber band tightly around the pleated fabric at this marker line.
It’s time to add color to your yin yang tie-dye tee! Apply a dark-colored dye to one half of the fabric and a light-colored dye to the other. Apply opposite dyes to the inner circles. The presence of the opposite color within each half of the yin yang symbol illustrates the idea that within darkness, there is always a spark of light, and within light, there is always a hint of darkness.
Once you’ve finished applying dyes to your yin yang tie-dye tee, cover with plastic wrap or place your project into a sealable plastic bag. Allow the dyes to set for 6-8 hours or overnight for more vibrant results.
After the dye processes, rinse and launder according to package instructions. Your unique yin yang tie-dye outfit is ready to wear!
What harmonious creations will you customize with the yin yang tie-dye technique? Show your unique yin yang tie-dye and tag us on social media @TulipColorCrafts!