Step 1: Parts List
2. RIT dye and salt
3. 18 Gallon Plastic "tote"
4. Twine to tye up fabric
5. Pot to boil water
Step 2: Wash the Fabric and prepare dye mix
Step 3: Prepare the dye
Step 4: Bunch up fabric--this is where it happens!
Step 5: DyeBath
Carefully pour in your dye mixture. I actually put some more water in the mix then the instructiuons so that the hot boiling water would bring up the temp of the bath overall. REMEMBER with RIT, hotter is better (within reason).
Keep the fabric down in the bath with a stick. I used a pice of PCV pipe. The max absorbtion time seems to be a half hour according to the RIT box. I fliped the fabric ball, which was realativly flat on the oposing sides, every 5 min or so, for a half hour.
Step 6: Cut the Cord
Dry the backdrop flat, you'll notice it will be a couple shades lighter when its dry. You dont really have to rinse it out unless you want, since it will just be hanging up anyway, and probbly wouldnt need to be washed. You'll also notice this nice crumpled texture that makes it a great backdrop!
This project had photography in mind, but this could be used as decoration in a room as well!
Step 7: USE IT !!
This is somthing you can do *really* easy takedowns and setups with and you can use any wall in your house and there is no need for a "blank wall". This is in front of my closet.
When its not up, leave it balled up in a corner somware so you dont loose all the cool wrinkely texture.
I hope you ernjoyed reading this and it helps you out. Now make your own!