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Tie Dyeing isn’t just for Hippie style t-shirts anymore, it’s become a wide spread activity of choice for anybody looking to do something both fun and easy. Here we outline some different tie dye ideas and options.

Tie Dyeing Isn’t Just For T-shirts

The all cotton t-shirt is the typical medium for first time tie dyers but it’s no longer the only option for people who want to creatively color different garments or even home linens and decor items. You can tie dye for unique gift items, various items to sell, clothes for personal use and items around the home.

Here are just some of the available tie dye gift ideas to try:

fabric book covers
fabric covered cards
covered boxes
scrapbooking inserts
handkerchiefs / bandanas
cosmetic bags
fabric eyeglass cases

Home decor is also an area where tie dye can be used in many ways to add a splash of color. Different things you can tie dye for the home are:

couch cushion covers
couch and love seat covers
curtains
fabric and paper wall paper
shower curtains (the cotton side of the double layered kind)
fabric panel partitions
table cloths
bed linens and many more

Clothing items are available now that you can get from tie dyeing suppliers as well as regular retail clothing store outlets that sell white cotton, silk, linen, hemp, rayon or jute garments.

You can buy:

tank tops
jersey dresses
pajamas
shirts
shorts,
hoodies
vests
sweaters
baby dolls
jumpers,
and even lingerie

to tie dye in what ever pattern and colors you have in mind.

The good thing about all these tie dye ideas is that with the ease of tie dye production and the variety of objects that can be tie dyed, if you want to start selling tie dyed goods you can easily build an inventory of different items to sell.

 

 

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What are tie dye tapestries?

Tie dye tapestry was very trendy during the hippie movement of the 1960s. However it’s still popular as a  unique arts and crafts style for both die hard hippies and art enthusiasts alike.

Tie dye tapestries are basically tapestry work (a kind of heavy weight embroidery) on a back drop of tie dyed fabric usually of one or more similar toned colors.

What kinds of tie dye tapestries are there ?

Tie dye tapestries come in a variety of styles and colors.  Some of the most common that you can find on the internet are Psychedelic,  Indian,  Celtic and Metaphysically themed tie dye tapestries.

Because each tie dye tapestry is hand dyed and hand stitched,  no two tapestries are the same (regardless if they’ve got the same theme or color)

If you know how to embroider or do tapestry yourself you can create your own tie dyed tapestries to decorate your home with or give as gifts.   Like other art tapestries,  tie dyed tapestries are often used as wall hangings.   If you make you own or have purchased a tie dye tapestry you’ll want to hang it on the wall using a special tapestry hanger cut to the length of the top edge of your tapestry.

What are tie dye tapestries used for?

Other than wall hangings,  bedspreads, pillow cases,  table cloths,  curtains or fabric screen panels you can use tie dyed tapestries in additional creative ways.   You can use cut pieces of them as applique panels for skirts,  pants,  hoodies,  sleeves or jackets.  You can also sew these panels or smaller pieces to cloth bags.

You can also use an entire width or height of a tie dyed tapestry (if it’s the right measurement) as the   fabric for a skirt or simply use the tapestry as you would any cut of fabric and cut out the desired clothing patterns from them and sew up your own one of a kind garment.

When choosing a tie dye tapestry to cut and sew into a garment,  to make sure you’ll get the most use out of your creation,  decide upon a color and item of clothing that you can match with other garments already existing in your wardrobe.

If you are interested in buying a tie dye tapestry,  you can find specialty stores online that sell them. You can also call your local ethnic and new age gift shops as they to will most likely carry a variety as tie dye tapestries well.

 

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A bedroom is often looked at as a suitable place to decorate with tie dye bedding because it’s a more informal, personal space than the other rooms in the rest of your home.

You can skip buying designer bed linens and save money by creating your own tie dye bedding that you’ve designed yourself. The various articles of bedding linens you can decorate are:

– sheets
– duvet
– comforters
– pillow cases
– bedspreads
– bed skirts

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Color coordinating with the rest of your bedroom:

You don’t want your bedding to clash with your bedroom so pick out a color combination that works with the other colors in your room – unless you are seeking a rainbow colored tie dyed bed.

Seasonal color choices and ideas for tie dye bedding:

Seasons are important to keep in mind when choosing colors for your bedroom. For summer months it’s best to pick cooler color combinations such as blue violets, blues, greens, greener yellows.

Your other options are to use pastel versions of warmer colors or just add splashes of attractive warm colors that go well with the cooler colors you’ve picked out for your tie dye design.

In cooler winter and fall seasons it is ideal to use a warmer palette for your bedding such as reds, oranges, browns, rich deep yellows, warm pinks and fushias, maroons and red violets. Again, you don’t have to be just restricted to these warm colors.

You can add complementary cool colors to the warm ones you’ve got in your tie dye bedding designs.

In the end your ultimate decision should be with a color palette, color combination or single hue variety that allows you to feel comfortable and restful in your bedroom.

You might consider avoiding loud and clashing colors or those that can be over-relaxing as they may affect your mood and sleep effectiveness.

Holiday Considerations:

Holidays are a fun option to tie dye bedding for. You can do green, red, black and white for Christmas, red and, pink and white for Valentines day. Different shades and tints of green and white for St. Patricks day, and brown, orange, purple and black for Halloween.

Color Handling Options For Tie Dye Bedding:

If you have a favorite color or colors you can tie dye your bedding in graduations of different shades and tints of those colors.

You can use or invent a variety of color combinations to suite your tastes or current room colors, or variations of seasonal themes.

For a balanced cool and warm palette you can use a combination of  light bright green with sky blue along with various tones of cooler pink, yellow, lavender and smaller splashes of darker tones here and there of each hue.

For high contrast that doesn’t add too much excitement you might want to try any darker hue (forest green, deep red, navy blue, deep purple etc) and combine it with black and well balanced amount of white.

For a warm palette that’s not too warm you can use a group of warm colors and balance them off with enough white space, a bit of green in both bright and pastel tones or even some black.

Quilt options:

Tie dying an entire bedspread and matching pillow cases aren’t your only options to enjoy tie dyed bedding. If you like Quilt crafting you can take various colors of tie died fabric and sew different colored squares or other quilt shapes together into a quilted tie dye bedding set.

 

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The tie dye folds that you want to master in order to do any of the various tie dye folding techniques are:

– accordion fold
– scrunch fold
– circle tie, and
– the spiral fold

You can create heart shape, vertical and diagonal stripes and, even a tie dyed grid like pattern using the accordion fold.

Take a cotton t-shirt or other cotton item and

– make repeated even folds in it
– carefully bunch the folds or layer them on top of each other
– bind them with either rubber bands or dental floss
– then you can apply the different colors of dye

For a tie dye heart shape you should fold your t-shirt in half vertically and draw one side of your heart along the fold line. Using the half  heart as a path “accordion” fold along the “heart’s” outline and hold in place with a rubber band where the outline has been bunched together.

Accordian Fold

To create a grid tie dye pattern you’ll accordion fold your cloth or t-shirt diagonally till you have a narrow strip of folded layers. Then you’ll take this strip and repeat vertically.

Circle Tie:

The circle tie, or rosette knot is where you take up a point of fabric and tie it off  by tying it in a knot or with a rubber band. You can repeat in different areas of the fabric or tie off additional sections from the first one.

Scrunch Fold:

The scrunch fold is where you carefully bunch together your article of cloth, making sure to keep your material in one layer and the bunches fairly small, developing a circular round. Tie together while maintaining the flat circular shape of your scrunched fabric.

Spiral Fold – another tie dye folding technique:

Spirals folds are used to create circular patterns, spirals, spider shapes and medallion patterns. You pinch together or use a fork to hold the center of your spiral and twist your fabric into a spiral while keeping your folds as even as possible and creating a flat disk. Again, you’ll want to bind your disk shape in place with rubber bands or dental floss.

Aside from these basic tie dye folds, there are also various tools you can use to create many additional tie dye textural effects. Rock salt can be used to cause a kind of watery textured effect. You can combine different stencils with a back drop of tie dyed color to create different kinds of patterns.

Both lace and tape can also be used to create a variety of patterns by using them as reverse stencil tools. Different widths of tape can be placed perpendicular to each other to create plaid designs that can be enhanced by brushing in details with paint or dye later on. Sponging and splattering can also used.

 

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For those who would like to try their hand at creating tie dyed t shirts here are the basic step by step instructions.

1. Choose a small tie dye kit from a craft/art supply store (this can be online here !) for a really quick start with everything you need in the box. A typical tie dye kit will include rubber gloves, rubber bands, soda ash, urea, some easy to follow instructions on how to create a few different tie dye patterns, and squeeze bottles with pre-measured dye you’ll only need to add a certain amount of warm water to.

Your other dye option is to buy single dye colors. These will include the amount of soda ash and urea they’ll need but the other items will have to be purchased separately.

When you mix your dyes with the urea, soda ash and water make sure you’re wearing a face/dust mask to keep from breathing in any of the dust to avoid developing any sensitivity toward the dye or lung damage from the soda ash. Wear gloves to prevent any skin damage.

2. Take any clean natural fiber t-shirt or shirt, old or new (if new, please launder first to remove any sizing) and soak it in the amount of soda ash (recommended on the dye package) and warm water for about 10 minutes. You can even add a few table spoons of salt, but be sure it’s dissolved before you add the shirt.

Squeeze or wring out the water well – its best for the t shirt to be damp, but too much water will cause poor dye absorption.

3. Apply whichever fold you have chosen for the particular tie dye pattern you want to put on your shirt. Keep the fold uniform and make sure your final spiral, spider or other spiral based designs; block (as in accordion fold designs), rope (as in heart, peace or bulls eye designs) or tubes (for striped patterns) are flat and even. Then secure your dye-ready shaped bundle with strong string or rubber bands.

4. Cover your work surface with a plastic sheet and get a shallow pan or tub ready with dye if you’re giving your shirt a dye bath. Put on some old clothes or a protective apron. Lay newspaper, paper towels or old towels under your ‘bundled’ shirt for speedy clean up afterwards and start applying your dye.

If you happen to be using more than one color dye, use your lighter color dyes before applying any darker ones to your pattern.

Placing the dye side down onto your newspapers or toweling and repeat your dye application to the reverse side.

5. Place your damp dyed bundle into a bag, remove as much air from the bag as you can and seal or tie it shut. Then put it in a warm place and let it rest for 24 to 36 hours.

The rule of thumb here is the longer you wait the stronger and brighter the colors will be.  However if you leave it for longer than 36 hours the dye colors could become a little blurry.

Before removing your gloves wipe them free of dye and, if you find you have any dye on your hands, wrists or arms, wash it off with Reduran.

6. After the waiting period, put your gloves back on; take your bundle out, remove the rubber bands and, unfold your shirt to see the pattern you’ve created. Then under a tap of running water rinse the excess dye out.

Don’t worry about the amount of dye that seems to be washing out of your shirt. The only dye that will be left behind is whatever bonded to the fibers of your shirt’s fabric and not what got stuck between the threads and layers!

Keep rinsing till the water is more or less clear  –  then wash (alone) in the washing machine two or three times with a little Synthrapol, then dry in the dryer. After following these last few steps on how to tie dye t shirts you can wash them with other colored garments.

 

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Once you’ve purchased your Procion dyes for your project and prepared your fabrics you can start mixing your Procion dyes.

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Fabric Choice

Cellulose fabrics such as cotton, rayon, jute, hemp, linen, work best with Procion dyes. Synthetic fabrics don’t hold Procion dye color and the only protein based fiber good for use with Procion MX dye is silk.

Fabric Preparation

Most fabric or newly purchased garments made from either of the suitable fibers will have a sizing applied to their surface that will require removing before applying any dye. You can remove the sizing by laundering the cloth or soaking the article in a soda ash and water solution for about 15 minutes.

After a washing or soaking, don’t dry your cloth. Squeeze the excess water out and leave the cloth damp to help ensure easy absorption of the Procion dye. This will also help assist your cloth hold the shape of whichever fold you choose to use for your tie dye project.

Coloring

Mixing Procion MX dye is done by first measuring a tsp of Procion dye powder with 2 tbsp of cooking salt (to help enhance the intensity of the dye colors), a tsp of soda ash (to help the dye color set into the fabric) and just a tiny bit of water to create a smooth, clump free paste.

To speed up the pasting process you can also add a few drops of Synthrapol to the mix. When your paste is smooth, dilute it with an additional 100 ml of warm water and stir well.

Safety First

Procion dyes, although usually labeled as non-toxic, are not safe for consumption for a similar reason previously used food dyes have been banned on account of having mild carcinogenic properties. Also, as with all fine powders, Procion dyes should never be breathed in as they can cause dye sensitivity and lung ailments.

To prevent contamination, undesired staining of surfaces and skin, consumption and/or breathing in the dye or soda ash use the following equipment and procedures:

– cover your work surface with plastic sheeting
– cover any exposed food with plastic or paper
– any measuring spoons, mixing spoons, measuring cups, jars, bottles and buckets used in your dying process should be reserved only for use for your tie dyeing projects
– wear a NIOSH/MSHA dust mask
– wear rubber gloves
– when finished handling dyes and soda ash close any bottles, bags and containers to avoid any spills
– wipe down any surfaces loose Procion dye powder may have have landed on

Once you’ve finished applying your Procion dye to your fabric you’ll want to let it rest or ‘batch up’ to intensify the colors before rinsing out the excess dye. This can be for as little as 30 minutes. For the best results however , it’s best to store your damp, freshly dyed fabric in plastic bags to prevent any drying.

Final Rinsing:

Afterwards, while wearing rubber gloves, rinse out the excess dye with cool to hot water till the water runs fairly clear. Next, let the fabric soak in half tablespoon of synthrapol in the washing machine for about 5 to 10 minutes. Then wash your Procion dye colored fabric 3 to 4 times in warm water and dry in your dryer.

 

 

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