I’ve been playing with string and rubber bands lately, tying up some fabric. It’s been a lot of fun and I thought I’d show you my results.
I started with some pieces of white fabric and tied them up. You can find lots of different tie patterns online. Just google tie dye patterns.
Then I soaked them in soda ash water for about an hour – longer than normal because of all of the folds. I wanted to make sure the soda ash penetrated the whole fabric.
Then I mixed up my fiber reactive dyes. I’m using a palette that reminds me of the Southwest which includes orange, light green, light blue, and light and dark purple.
I used pipettes to drop the dye on the fabric.
Then I put them out in the sun to dry.
Twenty-four hours later I rinsed, washed, dried, and ironed the fabric. I tried different folds and changed the order of the dye colors to see which I liked better. Here are my results.
Do you have a favorite? How would you use this fabric?