How to Make Your Scrunch Dyed T-Shirt:
Scrunch it up and dye it. It's that simple, really, and the results are great!
Step 1: Let's Get Started!
2 tsp. each Dharma Fiber Reactive Dye - #51 Plum Blossom and #19A Lilac (#PR51-2, #PR19A-2)
3 Tbl. Soda Ash Fixer
4 16 oz. Dixie cups
Step 2: Prepare Your Shirt.
Step 1: Thoroughly wet and wring out shirt.
Step 2: Tightly pack shirt into a 16 oz. cup creating as many folds and wrinkles as possible.
Step 3: Add the Dye Powder.
Step 3: Spoon about 2 tsp. of each color dye into 2 separate cups, add a small amount of water to make a paste, then add about 1 cup of water to each cup making sure the dye is thoroughly dissolved.
Step 4: With a container of dye in each hand slowly pour equal amounts of dye down the opposite sides of the cup, filling cup almost to top.
Step 5: Without disturbing the folds of the shirt, gently push in a up and down motion to get the dye distributed throughout the shirt.
Step 6: Place another cup into the "cup of shirt" and weigh it down to keep the shirt scrunched.
Step 4: Leave Overnight and Wash.
Step 7: Leave overnight.
Step 8: Mix about 3 Tbl. of soda ash into about 1 cup of hot water, mix to dissolve.
Step 9: Pour the above fixer over "cup of shirt" and let sit for about 1 hour.
Step 10: Pour out dye/fixer solution and wash shirt with cold water and cap full of Synthrapol. Then wash again with warm water.
Step 5: Dry It and Show It Off!
Step 11: Dry the shirt and you're ready to go!