Video:How to Single Line Tie Dyewith Cheryal Loosmore
Want to learn how to do a single line tie dye pattern? Here, see helpful tips and tricks for how to do it on your own.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Single Line Tie DyeHi, I am Cheryal Losmore for About.com. Today I will be showing you how to get single line tie dye.
Supplies for Doing Single Line Tie DyeTo create a single line 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. Some dyes require you to also use salt or soda ash. Read the manufacturer's suggestions
Instructions for Doing Single Line Tie DyeCover your work surface with a plastic garbage bag or newspaper and secure it with tape. For best results, prewash T-shirt. Lay the wet shirt flat and gather it from side to side creating a tube. Wrap three rubber bands tightly around the upper center of the tube. Put on your rubber gloves and prepare the 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.Carefully dip the top portion of the shirt into the dye bath. Be careful that the dye only touches the top portion of the shirt. Continue dipping until the desired depth of color is reached. Remove shirt from dye bath and squeeze out excess dye. Rinse under cold running water until water runs clear. Prepare the second dye and follow the same procedure you did for the first on the opposite end of the shirt. Rinse under cold running water until the water runs clear. Remove rubber bands and wash the shirt in warm water with mild detergent, rinse, dry and iron neckline and sleeves.
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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