First instructable here, so I'll keep it short and sweet. Me and my gf have been tie dying for a while now and we came up with a few cool ways to get different effects. I'm gonna show you one of our favorites today!
Step 1: Gather Materials
I. Mostly cotton sheet, 60% minimum blend
II. Soda Ash
III. Fabric dye, any will do
IV. Latex gloves (vinyl if you got allergies)
V. Squirt Bottles
VI. Rubber Bands/Clamps
Step 2: Get Preppin
Step 3: Fold Away
Fold it in half again, so you are looking at a quarter peice. Find the middle of the sheet, which is one of the corners which has 2 layers, and not 3 or 4 on the other corners. This corner will have our main attention now, and is the one circled red in the picture.
From that corner, fold either the corner to the left or right over, making a 45 degree triangle. Fold again, so it is a thin triangle. You now should have 16 layers, since in principle, you half it 4 times. Nows the tricky part
Step 4: Nitty Gritty
You want to start accordion style folding it now, from that special middle corner. Do about 6-7 layers, and wrap a rubber band around the whole thing. Make sure its stable on move on.
Skip up about 6 inches, and do the same thing, but about 5 layers this time accordion style. Do whatever means necessary to keep this together, bands, clamps, a combo ect....
The end point you can pretty much do anything to. I took a pole and wrapped it shibori (or something) style till there was about 5 inches from the last fold we did. Secure this anyway you can as well. The dying can begin...
Step 5: Mr. Bond I Want You to Dye!
Simple way to dye the folded sheet, keep it lines. Do three up and down on the first accordion part. Three varied sideways lines on the free space in between accordions. Go crazy and vary the colors and saturations across the next bigger accordion. Do thin, close lines on the rolled part, and then any creases that arent filled do a solid line across those. Dont be afraid to put a lot of dye in, it wont bleed through unless you do. You can always flip it over to check/reinforce bleeding.