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HOW TO TIE DYE YOUR T-SHIRT

HOW TO TIE DYE YOUR T-SHIRT

If you are reading this then hopefully you have purchased on of our plant dye kits!

 

This blog will explain how to use the elastic bands in your Tie Dye Kit.
You can create different patterns depending on how you wrap the rubber bands around your shirt.
Here are a few popular designs:

 

Stripes are the easiest and simplest design. Simply fold your shirt up like a fan or accordion creating a sort of rope. You can do width-wise, length-wise, or even diagonally. Wrap a rubber band around one end of your "rope," then wrap another rubber band 5-7cm down. Keep doing this until you reach the end of your rope.

 

Or try a circular design. Pinch the middle of your shirt and pull it towards you. Tie the end off with a rubber band. Go a little further down your shirt and tie it off with another rubber band. Keep doing this until you have a thick "rope" made out of fabric and rubber bands.

 

The spiral is another popular design. Place your shirt down on a flat surface. Pinch the middle of your shirt and twist it. Keep twisting until you have created a spiral. Wrap a large rubber band around the whole bundle. Then wrap another rubber band, but this time in the opposite direction, making a cross shape. You can wrap more rubber bands around your bundle, sectioning it like a pizza.
We can't wait to see your designs!
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The best designs may even win a prize!