What you need:
- a heatproof container
- hand dye, which you can find in hardware stores (choose bright colours and mixes if you're confident)
- a pair of rubber gloves so you don't dye your hands
- a small stick for stirring
- you'll also need some elastic bands or string for your knots
What to dye:
T-shirts (a classic), sarongs, wraps, skirts, dresses, shorts but also pillow cases, cushion covers, table runners, napkins, tea towels, curtains, etc. Opt for light-coloured fabrics. Natural fabrics take the dye better so cotton and linen are particularly suitable.
What technique for what effect? Circles and stripes
Results of the first attempt!
Tie-dye is back and you can see it on everything from clothes to cushions! So why not try this incredibly simple technique at home? No need for any special machines or a workshop, all you need is a well-protected area if you're working indoors or any outside space. Test your tie-dye skills on something old (and light coloured) before you experiment on your best t-shirt!
Photo : Mélina Vernant