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Tie-dye is a process of resist dyeing textiles or clothing which is made from knit or woven fabric, using bright colors. It is a modern version of traditional
dyeing methods used throughout the world."Tie-dye" also describes the resulting pattern or an item which features this pattern.
BASIC TIE-DYE INSTRUCTIONS:1. First, choose your colors.
Tie-dye your T-shirt using one, two, or three colors. Start with the lightest color.
2. Next, refer to the color wheel.
When tie-dyeing with two or
more colors, plan to put adjacent primary or secondary colors next to
each other. In the areas where they run together, they will create a great-looking color. eg Scarlet and Golden Yellow
will produce Orange;
3. Prepare all the dyebaths before starting to tie-dye. Wear
rubber gloves before handling dye. Dissolve 1 package
powder dye or 1/2 cup liquid dye in about 2 gallons very hot
water (at least 140ºF). The hotter the dyebath, the stronger the colors
will be. For dark or bright colors, prepare dyebath in a 12-quart
stainless steel pot, then heat on stovetop to just below
4. To begin, immerse your garment in the
lightest color dyebath for 4 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove when the color is a little darker than desired. Rinse well and
repeat with next lightest color. Repeat until you have used all your
5. Remove garment from dyebath and rinse in warm then cooler water
until water runs clear. Release the ties, using scissors very carefully.
6. Wash garment in warm water with mild detergent. Rinse
thoroughly in cool water. Gently squeeze out excess water by rolling
shirt in a clean old towel. Machine dry or hang to dry.Source(s): http://www.ritdye.com/Basic_Instructions.16.lasso + wikipedia