Introduction: Discharge Dyeing

This tutorial thoroughly covers how to extract dye from a dark shirt; transforming it into something original with a unique pattern.

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richard.basiak made it!(author)2014-11-02

I tried playing video with no luck . I love this shirt. Can anyone PRETTY PLEASE help me :(((((

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sway made it!(author)2013-09-11

I realize this is pretty old but, it's really good and I think it should be submitted in the "Print and Dye" contest.

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Gunnar120 made it!(author)2010-07-07

Heh, Either I did something totally wrong or totally right, it turned out red! Perhaps it was the natural color of the shirt, but it fits the paint splatter (┌|┐) Maybe a wrong amount of bleach? Sorry for cell phone picture quality.

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Gunnar120 made it!(author)2010-07-07

Sorry, here is the picture... Yay first instructable picture!

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Gunnar120 made it!(author)2010-07-07

I'm wrong again! It's orange now! It's quite hilarious.

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greeenpro made it!(author)2010-07-07

My guess is that you aren't doing anything wrong (in terms of the color). The color that you end up with when doing this can be unpredictable because black dyes vary. Some shirts end up brown, some orange, some red, etc. It depends on the colors that the dye manufacturers used to make the black dye. Thanks for sharing the pic! Peace!

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masterochicken made it!(author)2010-08-03

I always get jealous when the turn out red. It just means you got lucky. Most garments turn brown.

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theganjaissweet made it!(author)2009-02-02

AHHH!!!! I misread it wrong, I put 3 parts bleach to 1 water!!!! Haha, I didn't think that seemed right, anyways, I ruined a few shirts, but I will try this again with some plain black ones.

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greeenpro made it!(author)2009-02-02

Ouch! Oh no. It really works great if you follow those instructions well...best of luck! Have fun.

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notker made it!(author)2008-11-20

Hi
Nice!!
I'm going to make one!
best flo =)

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wibrle made it!(author)2008-10-27

Very cool looking

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greeenpro made it!(author)2008-10-28

Great, I highly recommend playing around with this. Try different dark colors to see what the base dye is after extraction.

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brandom741 made it!(author)2008-10-27

Greeenpro you rock again.

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greeenpro made it!(author)2008-10-28

Gracias!

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Frivolous+Engineering made it!(author)2008-10-27

Cool and funky. Excellent project!

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greeenpro made it!(author)2008-10-28

Far out man! Right on! Thanks.

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sorinescu made it!(author)2008-10-27

Cool process, it looks great!

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greeenpro made it!(author)2008-10-28

Thanks! Try it, it's super fun!

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ChappyShowcase made it!(author)2008-10-27

Great how-to tutorial. I'm feeling more like a hippy already. Bong hit anyone?

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greeenpro made it!(author)2008-10-28

hahaa..funny!

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Ward_Nox made it!(author)2008-10-28

ive done this a few times but i thnk your fomula is better than mine

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greeenpro made it!(author)2008-10-28

I've seen different ways..thanks..

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Nextraker made it!(author)2008-10-27

The punk Version of the Metacafe shirt, haha

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brandom741 made it!(author)2008-10-27

or the next generation punk. ha hah

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gagfilms made it!(author)2008-10-27

A great project for kids!

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greeenpro made it!(author)2008-10-27

The kids will love this one....yes.

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msolek made it!(author)2008-10-27

very nice

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greeenpro made it!(author)2008-10-27

Thank you!

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ventsi made it!(author)2008-10-27

great one soon THE METACAFE SHIRT WILL BE COLECTION ITEM

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greeenpro made it!(author)2008-10-27

Hahaha..true

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