Making tie dye fabric is quite simple. The dye comes in small bottles that are sold in craft stores or on the internet. In a large container like a large tea bag, you pour the dye into the first layer and shake until it becomes a liquid. Then you pour that into the second layer and continue to do so. Dye will usually still be a liquid when you are finished, but if you shake it, you can see the droplets collect at the bottom of the container. It doesn't take long for the dye to saturate the fabric, but you have to allow for some time before it does so.
While it is soaking, you will need to put the tie dye fabric into a large area like a large saucer or a large plastic trash can. You don't want it in your house, but it has to be in an airtight area. Make sure the fabric is completely saturated, and that it stays that way. You can even use a bowl or Tupperware container.
After the tie dye fabric has soaked for an hour, you are ready to start. Make sure you have white vinegar on hand because it is the best stain remover. If you don't have it, lemon juice will do just as well.
Pour the undiluted white vinegar onto the tie dye fabric and gently scrub it in an even manner. The fabric will absorb the liquid quickly, so keep that in mind. After you have scrubbed it in, leave it to soak for another five minutes and then rinse it under warm water. Before drying, twist the fabric, so that the wetness is trapped inside.
Once you have completed your first batch of tie dye fabric, you can do up to four more in a row. The colors will become richer and deeper. Be sure you have added the correct amount of dye. Most brands of tie dye fabric contain an instructions booklet. Follow the directions carefully.
The tie dye cotton fabric are great decorative items in any home or business. Give them as gifts for a mother's day, a wedding, or baby shower. They will brighten up your friends' lives immediately! As long as the colors are appropriate, you will have fun making and wearing your own tie dye fabric. You will find it very fulfilling and addictive!
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