it's official: i've gone tie-dye mad
Hello, Hello, Hello.
How is everyone doing? Well, I hope!
So it's here my little guide to tie-dye. It's truly the easiest thing to do and has really brightened my lockdown days.
In April you'll remember there was a cute tie-dye set part of my "Stay-Homedrobe" which I was crazy for. As time went by, and lockdown progressed I thought maybe this is something I can make and not bother purchasing. I was right, I made my own tie-dye set (and some), and it was the best decision I made. It was all so easy, and cost a fraction of the price. Moreover, it gave me something to look forward to during this madness which is nice all things considering.
Whether you're a shop-a-holic like me, looking to spend less or a mom eager to keep your children entertained, you will enjoy it.
Please do share the bits you create and take of yourselves!
Do not use anything with less than 60% cotton when using all-purpose dye. To put it short, the dye won't take and you can be left with a very underwhelming result for tie-dye.
When using powder dye, do give your bottle a good shake. You risk the dye not dissolving properly and grainy lumps of dye ending up all over your t-shirt
I recommend Rit Dye (liquid, all purpose. The colours are really vibrant and you can get a good variety. There is a dye for Polyester and other blend clothes, however, you need to dye your clothes on the oven stove which is nowhere near as easy or fun.
Remember, you can't mess it up. Each tie-dye is unique so just have fun with it. If you're not happy the first time around, do it again!
Rit Dye (All purpose - Dye more is for Polyester) - I can't find a single seller with all the colours so you will need to look through EBay