If you have questions after you read through everything, leave 'em in the comments on this post, and I'll reply as soon as I can. There's a little bit of a learning curve to get a really nice, gradual fade, but it's fun to learn!
Step 1: What You Need
- White or light-colored natural-fiber garment (cotton, rayon, hemp, silk, etc.)
- Fiber reactive dye (Dharma Trading has an insane range of colors!)
- Soda ash
- Table salt
- Disposable gloves
- Ruler or tape measure (bonus if it's shaped like an owl)
Step 2: Flip & Dot
Step 3: Mix & Dunk
Step 4: Dye Slurry
Visit the tutorial on my blog for reasons why I prefer this dye over the store-bought stuff.
Step 5: Tint the Water
Step 6: Dip & Drape
Step 7: Retract & Darken
Step 8: Less Dip & More Dye
I have a few more tips on step seven of the tutorial in this blog post.