Video:How to Marble Tie Dyewith Cheryal Loosmore
Want to learn how to do marble tie dye on a shirt or any other type of fabric? Here, see helpful instructions.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Marble Tie DyeHi, I am Cheryal Losmore for About.com. Today I will be showing you how to get a marble pattern in tie dye.
Supplies for Marble Tie DyeTo create a marble style tie dye you will need:
- a plain white t-shirt
- paper towels
- rubber gloves
- newspaper or plastic garbage bags
- hot water and soap
- rubber bands
- metal tongs
- laundry detergent
- bucket or sink
- and fabric dye
Instructions for How to Do Marble Tie DyeSome dyes require you to also use salt or soda ash. Read the manufacturer's suggestions. Cover your work surface with a plastic garbage bag or newspaper and secure it with tape. For best results, prewash T-shirt. Lay the shirt flat and grab the edges of your shirt and scrunch it up into a tight ball. Wrap a large rubber band around the entire T-shirt bundle to hold it all in place. Carefully wrap a second rubber band around your T-shirt ball. Continue wrapping rubber bands around your t-shirt "ball" until there are no more loose ends hanging out. Put on your rubber gloves and prepare the dye.
Prepare the first dye: Fill bucket or dishpan with 1 gallon very hot tap water (140° F). If water is not hot enough, heat some water in a tea kettle. Some dyes also require you to use salt or soda ash. Pour ½ bottle (4 ounces) liquid dye or 1 box powdered dye into hot water; stir well. Immerse your garment in the lightest color dye bath, stirring occasionally. Remove when the color is a little darker than desired.
Rinse well, remove rubber bands lay flat, gather the shirt into a ball and put on rubber bands again. Prepare the second dye and immerse the shirt, stirring occasionally. Remove when the color is a little darker than desired. Rinse well and remove rubber bands. For the first two or three times, wash your dyed item by itself in cool water with a small amount of non-bleaching detergent. Always wash your dyed clothing with similar colors in cool water with mild detergent.When your dyeing is complete, make sure to clean all containers and surfaces immediately with hot water and soap.
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