Following on from my tie-dye skirt I was asked to produce a shirt for display in Carlisle, Hobbycraft, so I took home a lovely crisp, never worn, work shirt and gave it the colour treatment. (it is a pale blue colour to start with)
Using some marbles I tied them all into the shirt (took ages! - well actually I skipped off for a sly wee and a read of a magazine while Hubby did it - why have a monkey and climb a tree for coconuts yourself?)
Then I dyed half purple and the other half green.
Want to make one yourself?
What you need:
- a shirt you want to dye.
- Dylon hand dye in two colours
- an old bucket / sink basin
- measuring jug
- elastic bands
What you do:
- Wash the shirt by hand and wring it out well.
- Take the marbles and tie them into the shirt, as many as you can fit in gives a nice pattern.
- Make up the dye according to the instructions
- Position the shirt so only half of it is in the dye, poke it, swish it, leave it for the allotted time.
- Rinse in cold water and wring out at much as you can do with a shirt full of marbles!
- Prepare your second colour and repeat the process with the other side of the shirt. Don't worry about being too exact as ome cross over is good as you get a third colour, as is leaving a little of the original colour to help blend.
- Rinse well in cold water and remove all those marbles.
- Wash according to the instructions on the dye.