Saturday, April 13, 2013

Part Two Tie dye Photo Tutorial!

Before you continue, Make sure you click here to check out part one!

So now it's time for part two of our wonderful learning experience!  At this point the dye has had a chance to set overnight and the colors should be bright and vibrant.

Here is an example of what your tie dyes should look like after sitting overnight.  They should still feel damp to the touch.  

Personally I like to start by removing all rubber bands and ties.  I find this makes it easier for me to keep all my rubber bands organized and it streamlines the rinse process.

In the past, I have rinsed both in the bathtub and in the kitchen sink.  With trial and error though, I have found that the best method for me is to use the outside garden hose.  Rinsing is a bit of a process, usually it takes me about an hour to thoroughly rinse all of my tie dyes.  You want to continue rinsing, and wringing the fabric until the water drips clear.

The next step is crucial for the success of your tie dyes.  In the past I have used Synthrapol fabric detergent for my final wash out but to be completely honest, I ran out of the stuff and haven't had a chance to order more from www.dharmatrading.com.  I have experimented with some different products and have found that a mixture of laundry detergent and a little bit of dish soap works almost as well.  I usually run the washer through one whole cycle, and then add an extra rinse cycle.  When the clothing is done in the washer, I always save energy by hanging my stuff out on the line to dry.  Below are some pictures of the finished products!


Katie's Nesting Spot


15 comments:

  1. Wow love the colours. I used to do this with my mum when we wanted to jazz up an old t-shirts.
    Yours have turned out amazing :)

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    1. Yeah, these ones actually did turn out pretty good, It doesn't always happen that way lol!

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  2. FUN FUN FUN! Thanks for sharing your great tie dye!

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    1. awe! thank you for the comment my dear!

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  3. These are great! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments!

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  4. AWESOME!!

    Thanks for linking up today at the “oh happy day” party!

    I’m your newest follower!

    http://chixnuggetsandcookiebutts.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks for the comments my dear! they warmed my heart on a cold day<3

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  6. Pinning!! Very funky tie die tutorial!! Love it!

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

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  7. I always loved tie dye. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  8. Oh My God, I am in love with these! I had to smile when I saw the underwear! When my daughter was young all she would ever wear was tie dye!

    Thanks for sharing at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I can't wait to see what you come up with next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

    Pinning!!!

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  9. Wow, these are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing on craft Schooling Sunday....gotta visit Dharma trading co. next time I'm in the Bay Area, which is where I'm originally from.

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  10. This reminds me of the sixties what fun and the colors turned out beautiful.
    Thanks for the great turorial.

    Will have to give this a try.

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