Tie Dye Clothes

Tie Dye Clothes

Posted 2013-05-04 by Oxford Explorerfollow
Tie dye circle


All the rage in the 70s, tie dye is still a great way to create some interesting designs and make a boring white t-shirt a lot more fun. The rubber bands restrict the dye leaving different patterns.

Time: 1hour 10 minutes
Age: Over 10's
Level: Medium

Cheap white clothes ready to be made a little more interesting


Materials
  • White t-shirt, babygro or anything cotton
  • Rubber bands
  • Fabric dye
  • Salt
  • Rubber gloves

  • Method
  • Knot rubber bands over or around the item of clothing.

  • The bands will restrict where the dye can reach


  • To create a circle effect, the centre of the t-shirt was bunched up and several rubber bands tied along the length.



  • The babygro was a more random experiment with bands around the arms and legs and the the middle rolled into a ball with bands criss crossed over.

  • Rinse well after you have dyed the clothes and then remove the rubber bands


  • Follow the instructions from your fabric dye. I used Dylon which required dissolving the sachet in 500ml of warm water and adding it to 6 litres of warm water that had 250g salt dissolved in it. The clothes were then added and mixed regularly for an hour before rinsing, washing and allowing to dry.
  • Don't forget to wear rubber gloves to protect your hands from being stained.




  • Tie Dye is not just for clothes, why not try a tea towel or napkins?

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