Monday, August 16, 2010

Arts & Crafts in Pauoa...Tie Dye Retro Hippie Made Mod

Tie Dye Pictutorial



Follow Along to Learn How to Tie Dye...



What you Need...
1) 100% cotton t-shirts, etc. (Pre-washed/dried)...
try using your Old tees to give them "new" life
2) Assortment of Dyes...
One of the brands I used was Rit dye
Had buckets with Yellow, Red, Turqouise Blue, Orange, Green dyes
3) Rubberbands...
the Larger thicker ones turned out to be the better ones
4) Gloves...to protect your hands
5) Salt...to bind the dye to your material
6) buckets or containers...to put your dyes in
7) Hot Tap Water....follow directions on your Dye package on how to make the dye...
Super EZ...pretty much add hot tap water, dye, and Salt
8) Table covered in plastic...garbage bags, shopping bags, whatever you got...
so you don't "dye" your table
9) Outdoors...best to do your dying outside Unless your dying to dye your house and walls
10) Instruction sheets...downloaded from Rit dye website and Bri's Blog "The Craft Begins".
Super helpful. Different "tying" instructions to get different looks. Check them out.


My cousins Miye, Mari, and Kylie tying up their tees

Instruction sheets strewn across the table...along with everything else

Getting fancy with the rubberbands


Lorie twirling her shirt to get that funky spiral look
doing the Twirl technique

Accountants can do it with pizzazz!


Miye getting her tee ready to tie


Kylie and her Mom doing the "Twirl" technique on their tees


Hey Grove, I think that's your Tee being created


Mari helping Kylie with the Wrap Dye Shibori technique

All you need is a PVC pipe and some rope or string


Bondage Time


I've wrapped up little cotton diapers that are going to be some little baby's Burping Cloth


Buckets of Dyes!

Yellow, Orange, Red, Blue, Green...oh my!

Best to start dyeing with the Lightest color first and then go to the darkest.
You can just dip sections of your tees in the different dyes.
Try using Squeeze Bottles filled with Dyes to just squirt the dyes into specific sections.
Remember, you can mix colors to get other colors...
red + blue= purple, red + yellow = orange, yellow + blue = green


Kylie rolling her PVC tied Tee in a pan with Yellow and Green dye...a sorta chartreusey color

Like her Bedroom walls...hear that Grover?


Jimmy getting into it using rope with dye to "stamp" on his Old Sleep Tee


Al was reminiscing about his old 60's tie dye tees
and how he should've kept them.

I talked him into dyeing a new set of tees for himself to wear around the house.


Al getting his hands into the Dye


Our Little Bundles lying out on the Grass


To Quick Heat Set the Dye into the Fabric,
each bundle was placed in a plastic market bag and then nuked for 1 minute.

Snip off the rubberbands...a bit steamy from the nuking so watch out...HOT!


Kylie with another one of her Fab T-shirts.
She was having a Blast!

As were we all.

Lori's Pretty Pretty Tee
Shy Geisha #1



Miye's creation...so Pretty!~


Hmmm....I think this is Mari hiding behind her gorgeous creation.
Shy Geisha #2 and all


All our Tees already nuked, unveiled, and Soaking up some Hawaiian Sunshine


Jimmy checking out the 2nd Batch

I dyed some Vintage Slips and PJs




Such Fun, Fab Colors!




On the line, getting some Sun.



Afterwards, you'll need to Rinse out your tie dyed clothing in water until the water runs clear.

Soaking it also in a water bath with White Vinegar as an extra precaution to set the dye into the fabric.

Then, line dry or throw in your dryer.

I would wash these separate again instead of throwing them in with your regular wash to make sure that the water runs clear and doesn't "dye" all your other clothing.

Try it. It's super fast and super fun. Both kids and adults alike really really enjoy creating their own designs on their clothes.

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2 comments:

江趙雲虹趙雲虹仁昆 said...

嗯~蠻不錯耶~~我喜歡 ∩ 3∩............................................................

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

FYI---Translation of the above Chinese words: "Ah yeah ~ ~ very good ~ I like".

That's good that you like this.

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