A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  Please take a moment to congratulate and thank our newest Craftster Moderators, lindyv321, pottermouth, PerfectlyBohemian, Mistress Jennie and LovelyMiss!
Total Members: 305,651
Currently Running With Scissors:
407 Guests and 12 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 4838 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



How-To Videos
Color Therapy at LAX: How Art Helps Passengers De-Stress
Low-Carbon Building: How to Regreen a Polluted City
Lincoln: Drawing from the Past to Reimagine the Future
Fixer-Upper or Money Pit? Finding a House Worth Saving
Northern Lights: Is This the Greatest Bar in the World?
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Reusable Dryer Sheets
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background
Easy Summer Salads

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 ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.