6.11.12

DIY: dip dye

by Deborah

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A bit ago I mentioned how I'm loving the dip dyed look. Well I have been
playing around with fabric dye and thought I would share with you.

you'll need:
Rubber gloves
Bucket
Fabric dye
Salt
Scissors
Hanger
Pillowcase
String/elastic band (for tie dye)

Firstly, add to the bucket water, salt and dye following the instructions on the packet for the correct measurements mixing this all together.
Soak the pillow case and ring out the water so it leaves the material damp.
Take the coat hanger and clip the top of the pillowcase. Then lower the bottom part of the material slowly into the dyed water, as high as you want until you see the colour running. Keep in for a couple of minutes.
Hang so that the bottom part can sit soaking, a good place would be in your kitchen sink. Leave to soak for 20/30 mins.
Drain the excess water off and rinse in cold water, then hang to dry.
Iron on a high temperature.

I love how dip dying a simple white pillow case gives it a new life and is fun to do. There are so many different ways you can do the technique and I got carried away finding different things I could dye and even had a shot of tie dying. Have fun trying this technique out!

17 comments:

  1. My next DIY project! Thanks for these pointers : )

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  2. i'm way too distracted by those cute polka dots on the walls. love!

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  3. So beautiful, love the dip dye, thank you for the wonderful photos!

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  4. This looks so amazing, definitely going to try.

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  5. LOVELY! I even had to blog about it :) Thanks for the inspo!

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  6. Looks wonderful, but did you really do this inside your house???
    I did that in the garden - in summer of course :))

    http://ynas-design.blogspot.de/2012/09/geschnurt-geschuttelt-batiken-mit-billa.html

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  7. Beautiful interior stuff. I like.

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  8. i m so into pillowcase dying the last two weeks! thanks for sharing..it's a great idea !!

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  9. The polka dots on the wall! LOVE! The dip dye as well though.

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  10. very cute! i love the dip dye idea! i might try this on a canvas bag I have!

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  11. Ha! Even your dip dye supplies are gorgeous and let's not even begin to talk about the drying rack. ;)

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  12. That looks like so much fun!!

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  13. Love the dip dye pillows! Also, where did you buy the dots or how did you make the dots on your walls? They are adorable! :)

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  14. Love it and I have to try it!

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