Its been too hot in my garage to screen print this week so I've revisited a craft I've posted on before, which is hand dyeing. Its a crazy art and its almost as old as human history but this modern life affords us some bennies. This is a tutorial on a NEW way of coloring small items like t-shirts and how to make altered garments for your enjoyment. This was mentioned anecdotally on a couple websites I saw and I thought about it and figured there was no way to really screw it up. And there isn't! This is a common sense technique and it doesn't even make a mess. If you have a sink in your garage you're home free.
I have to post this link because its THE source for info on hand dyeing and tackles techniques much more complex then this one but where you would go for the next level http://www.pburch.net/dyeing.shtml
By by reading this page I got the concepts I used to formulate this technique so you don't really have to!
Step 1: Materials , Sources and Costs
A 1-Gallon "Zip-Lock" style bag (the wal-mart brand actually leaked less then the name brand ?)
A 100% cotton shirt
A sink that makes hot water (doesn't have to be scalding)
A pack of DYLON brand Permanent Fabric Dye (its a one step warm water fiber reactive dye you will get much better results with this dye then with "RIT") This dye is usually in the CRAFT area of the store and not in the laundry area.
A spoonful of salt
A bucket in case it leaks a little in the bag
And an area to work in.