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Topic: TO DYE OR NOT TO DYE  (Read 1080 times)
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« on: March 25, 2005 01:56:42 PM »

I reconstructed this t-shirt into a braided tank top, but my problem is what to do with it now.  I was thinking about dying it or tie-dying it, but tye-dye looks so cliche or something like that.  I also thought about embroidering, but it is really thin fabric. So, if anyone could please give me suggestions that would be AMAZING!

« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2005 02:14:34 PM »

I think tye dying would look cool, but don't for for the target like design that everyone does.
A few months ago I tdyed a shirt and made it with diagonal lines. Here's a pics

What I did was roll it up from a corner, and then I folded it in half after that and tied it off with string (or you can use rubber bands). Then I dipped one end into pink for about 10 mins and the other end into purple for about 10 mins. I should've set the dye though, now it's peach and lavender after going through the wash a few times.
I used the RIT dye method, but there are better methods out there.
Nice job on the recon shirt too!
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2005 02:26:48 PM »

swirl type tie dye patterns actually come out really well, especially if you're using dyes that can be applied with an eye dropped to different sections without bleeding.

all you do is pinch the middle of the shirt, and then twist it so that you get a flat disc of shirt.  rubber band around the disc, and apply colors like pieces of a pie.

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