Step 1: Materials
Fabric - I prefer muslin - cheap, plain, and easy, in any size (smaller is best for your first time)
Glue - plain old white school glue in the bottle
Tin foil and a book - I covered a large book in tin foil for my work surface
Dye - I used regular old Rit - once again, easy and cheap - in as many colors as you like
Empty water bottles - Yay recycling! I used them to store my dye
Funnel - To get the dye in the bottles
Pot & Kettle - to boil water and mix the dye (you could substitute a glass or metal container for the pot - an empty coffee can would work well)
Toothbrush - for washing out the glue
*Please note that anything coming into contact with the dye should be something you don't care about!
Step 2: Prepare your fabric
Step 3: Add your design
Lay your fabric on your book covered in foil. If you want to get it extra flat, you could tape the edges of the fabric down (although that would prevent the taped area from getting dyed, but might give you a nice border). Draw your design in glue using the glue straight from the bottle. Do not worry about the amount, you don't need to overdose on glue. Just know that whatever parts you glue will retain the original color of the fabric. When finished, let your design dry completely. If you have kids or pets, make sure it's out of reach.