How to Tie Dye a Yin Yang Design




About: I'm complicated. Former gypsy vagabond, now mother/wife & always an artisan, maker, music lover & supporter of peace.

Intro: How to Tie Dye a Yin Yang Design

I made the following videos to how show to make a simple yin yang design for beginner tie dyers.

Step 1: Video One: How to Tie

This first video shows how to tie a shirt to make a yin yang design.

Step 2: Video Two: How to Dye

This second video I made to how how to apply the dye on the tied shirt.

You can adapt this design to other items than shirts.

Just ask if you have any questions or contact me through J Tribe Creations (link in my profile).

Good luck with your projects! IF you make tie dye for profit and use my tutorial, please give me a
shout out for inspiration in your listing. That's just good karma, thanks!

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    6 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Dying aluminum and Peter Sellers as the blue matador was the sum of my experience.

    Thank you for teaching me an art form.

    2 replies

    2 years ago

    This looks fantastic. An easy to follow (& easy to listen to!) tutorial thank you.
    Want to have a go but concerned when i rinse excess dye out i will be left with a black t/shirt. Would welcome advise.
    Should the colour be 'set' in some way after rinsing?
    Is it ok to machine wash? Apologies - haven't done this since the 70's and simply don't remember! Blame it on my age!

    2 replies

    Reply 2 years ago

    I use fiber reactive Procion dyes from Dharma trading for my dyes and they are "set" with soda ash. I soak my shirts or whatever I am dying in soda ah for about 30 minutes at least and this provides the reaction with the dyes that let the dye bond with the fibers instead of jut sitting on it or staining the shirt. Then you have way less dye washing out. Hope that helps!


    Reply 2 years ago

    It helps a lot. Appreciate the quick response thank you.
    I shall start the search equivalent products here. Looking forward to trying this out :)