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« on: January 10, 2011 07:59:20 PM »

I made a tie-dyed mandala today! I found this and just had to try it out!
It was supposed to be rainbow, but I got lazy and tried to mix the colors I had on hand (red, blue, yellow) instead of going downstairs to grab the other colors I needed. I'm still pleased with how it turned out.  I don't know what to do with it yet. It measures about 18x18.

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011 10:09:17 PM »

WOW! really really pretty! I'm wisting! I watched the video and can't help but think the fabric, after it's been folded and banded, looks like both a chicken leg and a person tied up! lol
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011 07:15:00 AM »

Yay! I'm so glad you like it!  It does look a little tortured when it's all wrapped up, ha ha! My daughter kept calling it a unicorn horn.
I need to work on making my folds crisper to get the points on the stars. It was suggested to me to make a quilt from these, and since I am now obsessed with that idea, I will be making many more of these so I will have lots of practice! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011 06:45:06 PM »

Ooooo I love it!  I definitely have to try this now, thanks for sharing the vid!

And I LOVE the quilt idea!!!  Hope to see it here one day.... Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2011 08:10:56 PM »

Ooooo I love it!  I definitely have to try this now, thanks for sharing the vid!

And I LOVE the quilt idea!!!  Hope to see it here one day.... Wink
Yay! I'd love to see the Mandalas you make Cheesy
If I ever make a quilt (especially a tie-dyed one) I will definitely be posting it here!
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2011 06:56:20 PM »

That is truly lovely. I think the colors are perfect, you didn't need to go downstairs! Look forward to seeing more. Thanks very much for sharing, inspiring.
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011 08:00:14 AM »

Thank you!  If you try it, I would love to see your outcome Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2011 08:49:43 AM »

This is beautiful!  I think you should put this (or some like it) in your STS shop!  Cheesy  Nice work!
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011 09:26:04 AM »

This is beautiful!  I think you should put this (or some like it) in your STS shop!  Cheesy  Nice work!

Thank you Grin  That's a wonderful idea! I just might have to do that!  I see a tie-dye binge in my future Wink
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2011 02:12:23 PM »

Love it!  If you sewed several together end to end it could make a really cool scarf!
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2011 04:15:51 PM »

Love it!  If you sewed several together end to end it could make a really cool scarf!
Ooh, that's a good idea, too. I would probably want to do it with silk or something. Not just plain cotton.
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2011 11:12:31 AM »

That is beautiful, HK! Hmm...I wonder if you could do something like this with silk and kool-aid (in concentrated form, from a dropper) for the dye. Silk is a protein fiber. It might work... Smiley

I'm afraid of working with dyes that might be poisonous, because I need to use my kitchen as my work-space.
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2011 11:31:10 AM »

I'll bet you can, as long as it doesn't spread too much (make those rubber bands tight!)
I would have been wary of dyeing in the kitchen, too. I dyed these in the bathtub and stuck them in plastic bags to microwave.  The dye never really made it to the kitchen.
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2011 07:14:18 AM »

Woohoo!  I made one too!  Thanks for the inspiration!!  I made some big ones, too but just one color, they are still soaking...not sure how they will come out.  This one hasn't been washed.  I don't have a microwave for your awesome trick with RIT (that's what I used), so I think I'm just NOT going to wash it.  haha...thanks again!!

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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2011 08:24:10 AM »

Awesome!  I love yours! 
I think you can steam it (like in a vegetable steamer) on the stove. Just wrap it in plastic wrap first? Not sure though.
Or, just don't wash it, ha ha!
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« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2011 09:44:00 AM »

Oh!  I hadn't thought of steaming.  I thought I could bake it on really low temp, but idk, still might catch fire!  Steaming is a great suggestion!  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2011 02:14:01 AM »

HippieKender your craft work is just awesome...
But how did you manage to color it in such a symmetric form, did you fold that piece of cloth before coloring it???
Would like to know its details.....
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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2011 08:09:28 AM »

HippieKender your craft work is just awesome...
But how did you manage to color it in such a symmetric form, did you fold that piece of cloth before coloring it???
Would like to know its details.....
Thank you so much!
Yes, the fabric was folded and bound before adding the dye. There is a link in the first post for the video tutorial I followed.
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2011 11:36:43 AM »

Oh!  I hadn't thought of steaming.  I thought I could bake it on really low temp, but idk, still might catch fire!  Steaming is a great suggestion!  Grin
Baking would work, but you have to have the piece wet. It's like putting wooden skewers on the grill, if they're wet they won't get burnt!
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« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2011 01:58:25 PM »

Oh!  I hadn't thought of steaming.  I thought I could bake it on really low temp, but idk, still might catch fire!  Steaming is a great suggestion!  Grin
Baking would work, but you have to have the piece wet. It's like putting wooden skewers on the grill, if they're wet they won't get burnt!

Also a great suggestion!  I'll have to do some experimenting!
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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2012 06:20:37 AM »

That is gorgeous!
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« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2012 04:27:03 PM »

Really beautiful!! Thanks for posting, I'll have to check out that link Smiley
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