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Topic: Tie dying is as fun as I hoped it would be...UPDATE ...with new onesies!!!  (Read 6811 times)
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« on: June 18, 2009 01:15:17 PM »

I didn't see a tie dying tutorial on craftster for these...so I could be talked into making a tie dye tutorial if anyone is interested.  Wink
I have already blogged about how to do a spiral & will be adding the 'V' and heart pattern as well.
This is one afternoon of dedicated tie dying craziness after getting turned on by a video I saw linked on twitter from ilovetocreate...whi ch uses tulip brand one step dyes.


a present for the new baby in my family ...isn't it sweet?  Wink

My kids love theirs!  Grin

I worked outside because I'm pretty messy...and dye is permanent! ...this is my work area...a card table covered with a plastic table cloth & all my colors in a handy carry tote.

This is a work in progress so you can see how it was 'tied'


Any questions...I'd be happy to help...although I must admit...I'm very new to this!
« Last Edit: July 02, 2009 04:19:27 PM by I Sew Cute - Reason: added more new photos from 2nd tie dye session! » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2009 01:26:05 PM »

Everything is so cute! Especially the baby one! I want to tie-dye now. Great work.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009 01:33:17 PM »

Great job!!  The photos are great as well!!! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009 01:54:41 PM »

These are great! I love the colors you choose. I love to tie dye. I decided that my lab coat for my chem classes was too boring so I tie dyed it. If you ever work with that material you have to wet it before you dye it- it flatly refuses to soak anything up otherwise. It turned out pretty neat though- my chem professor seemed to be amused by it anyway. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009 02:04:49 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsCNygbfILc&feature=response_watch

i saw her shirt and fell in love! (the one shes wearing not the one she holds up) but i couldnt figure out how to make it Sad

i love all your stuff though it looks really professional. and the pic of everything hanging on the clothes line is adorable
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009 07:49:46 AM »

Great job! I LOVE TIE DYING!!!!! I dye anything I can get a hold of, my apron, sheets, bath towels, socks, pants, underwear, all kinds of shirts, but my boyfriend refused to let me tie dye our shower curtain Sad  It's wonderful how no piece is the same. How do you keep your colors so vibrant? Mine look great when they are wet, but then I wash the dye out and they majorly fade. I've even tripled the concentration of the colors which helped a little but not as much as I'd like. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009 11:39:38 AM »

I think these are especially awesome!!  Especially the v-pattern.  I'm so used to the firework-looking ones and the spiral...but really really like the v.  Nevermind.  All of them are awesome!  I really enjoy the socks, too!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2009 02:06:45 PM »

Those look great.

I love tie dying, but have never been able to keep the colours so seperate, how did you do that?
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2009 04:07:20 PM »

I love tie dying, but have never been able to keep the colours so seperate, how did you do that?

If you want your colors to be more separate...just stop the dye at the rubberbands...leave a gap...and that will keep the color from running together.

Or do this...letting your colors run together & overlap them...work within the colorwheel... put yellow next to fuschia to get the orange in between...then after the fuschia...add the turquoise to get purple in between those two colors...then turquoise next to the yellow again to get your green. That is how I did mine. Hope that helps to answer your question!
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How do you keep your colors so vibrant? Mine look great when they are wet, but then I wash the dye out and they majorly fade. I've even tripled the concentration of the colors which helped a little but not as much as I'd like. Any suggestions?

Mine did fade also...but I was sure to prewash the shirts...no fabric softner... then soaked them in a mixture of soda ash for about a half hour. When I dyed them I put them into ziplock storage bags & sealed them...and waited over 6 hours before rinsing.

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Thank you everyone for your sweet sweet compliments! I'm itching to try dying embroidery floss to see how that turns out next!!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2009 04:18:40 PM »

Here is a photo of a new batch I worked on with my sister in law...so you can see how I bagged em...as well as check out how I made the dye colors run together to get the new colors:


I reuse the bags afterwards...just rinse them out & they're ready for another dying day!

And here are some more!  Grin

Onesies!!!!




...and my sister in law's very first shirt she's done! Isn't it wicked?!!!


Now she's hooked on tie dying also & might make shirts for all the nephews & nieces in the family!
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