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Take an old white shirt suffering from the "dingies" and turn it into a rainbow masterpiece! I'll show you how.
The shirts that work best are 100% cotton, although you can use 50% cotton/50% polyester (although the results will not be so vibrant. I once trie...
You can buy dye kits very easily in the craft stores, which come with everything you need. They include rubber gloves, rubber bands, soda ash,urea an...
If you are like me and not using a pre-packaged kit, you will need the following; Procion dye, rubber bands, rubber gloves, squeeze bottles for the ...
To enable the Procion dyes to bond with the shirt, you need to soak it in a solution of WARM water and soda ash for about 10 minutes. Follow the ins...
After you have soaked and wrung out the shirt (by the way if you don't do it in the washing machine, try wringing it out with a friend!)place the shir...
This what your shirt should look like at this stage. Do not allow the shirt to creep up the dowel rod, make it behave with the hand not turning the d...
With your lovely pie shape achieved, you can now put on the rubber bands. Slip several bands on(see the picture) then turn the shirt over and put on...
When doing the actually dying bit, you will need to cover your working surface with plastic. Something like a plastic table cloth will work fine. Y...
Place your shirt "pie" on a couple of thicknesses of paper towels on top of a paper plate on your plastic protected working surface. It's less messy,...
When you have finished putting the dye on the first side, turn the whole thing over. This will be easy to do, if you just flip the plate over onto an...
After you have completed putting the dye on the shirt, pop it into a zip lock bag and seal it up tight. Put the bag in a warm place and leave it fo...
I love this part! This is the moment you have been waiting for. It's time to unwrap and discover your beautiful (we hope) creation for all to see....
Here's my shirt hanging out to dry - I hope yours is as good - or even better! No more "dingies" - Enjoy!
Once you have the tie dye bug, life will never be the same.Â Your family members may become paranoid and start hiding their cotton underwear.Â They ...
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Posted:Mar 21, 2008
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