This is my first instructable but not my first DIY project. This project had the website diyphotography.net in mind and strives to help develop it into a vibrent online community. This backdrop is simmilar to those sold online for a couple hundred dollers! But guess what? for arround 20 bucks and about an hours time I've made one myself, and now I'll show YOU how!
Step 1: Parts List
1. 9X9 feet of muslin fabric.
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
Pre wash by hand the muslin fabric. I did this in the shower with a little detergent. Basicly, just swish it arround in soapy water and rinse out untill its not bubbly.
Step 3: Prepare the dye
The box of RIT has all the instructions. The hotter the water the better this dye will absorb. Disolve RIT and salt in pot with water.
Step 4: Bunch up fabric--this is where it happens!
This is where you get to be creative! the pattern you make in this step is what will influance the overall look of your backdrop. What you must do is take that damp, clean pice of fabric, lay it on a large waterproof surfice. flat, and crunch handfulls of the matirial towards the center. Then, once its in a ball, take cheap twine (got mine at the dollar strore) and randomly wrap arround the fabric ball. dont get too crazy at this point with the tightness of the string. you're trying to keep your design together, not bucle it up or make the ball too dense to absorb the dye.