A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 304,873
Currently Running With Scissors:
748 Guests and 22 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Zebra Tie Dye  (Read 2033 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
chris87
« on: May 28, 2013 12:47:29 PM »

Hi all,

I'm going to a safari themed party and looking to make my own zebra costume. I want to tie dye a white tshirt and white leggings using black dye to get a striped effect similar to this:
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z245/42storyhouse/Tie-Dye/Tie-Dye10.jpg

or this (but with more thinner stripes):
http://www.riverisland.com/men/t-shirts--vests/stripe-t-shirts/Black-tie-dye-stripe-short-sleeve-t-shirt-268717

Does anyone know how to go about doing this? e.g. where to put the rubber bands and where to fold? Have never tie dyed before so an idiots guide would be helpful  Tongue

Thanks Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Alexus1325
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013 10:43:36 AM »

There's a shibori technique called "tree bark" that might give you the results you're looking for. It allows you to create quite regular striping and even change the direction of the striping.

Google search for mokume shibori

You might want to make a few samples to test thread and stitch spacing. It's time consuming, but the results are beautiful. I can't believe I never posted my tree bark tank top...
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe
Buttermilk Pancake Recipe
How to Make Cinnamon Rolls
Jambalya Recipe from New Orleans
How to make Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon and Asparagus
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Easy Tile Coasters
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.