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Dyeing

Explore 74 projects, 14 articles, 11 galleries, 39 videos, and more

How to Dip-Dye a Sailor Bracelet

Steps:4
Very similar to tie-dyeing, dip-dyeing adds a fresh pop of color and can be completed easily in less than 30 minutes.
Materials
  • Dye
  • Cotton sailor knot bracelets (White Original or Fat Bracelets for Dip Dyeing)
  • Containers for holding the dye
  • A rack for drying the bracelets
  • Plastic gloves--this will be messy!
  • Plastic wrap or a plastic tablecloth
  • Paper towels
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Marbelized Paper How-To

Steps:9
Other Ideas:
Materials, Paint, Painting
Materials
  • 1/4 pound alum (a mordant; makes paint adhere to paper)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Uncoated (nonglossy) medium-weight paper, or wooden objects, such as boxes
  • Clothesline and clothespins
  • Iron
  • 1 bottle absorbent ground gesso (for priming wooden objects only)
  • Liquid acrylic paints
  • 1/2 pound methyl cellulose (a thickening agent)
  • Whisk
  • Two shallow 14-by-16-inch baking pans (use larger pans if you are using larger sheets of paper) or Trays (such as photo-developing trays)
  • Knitting needle or skewer
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Hair-Raising Costume: Wind

Steps:3
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Rosy-Cheeked Snowman

Steps:2
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Overdyeing Fabrics How-To

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Fabric
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Dip-Dye DIY

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Fabric, Lampshades
To customize a fabric lampshade with dye, as in “Shades of Genius,” first find a plastic bin that will allow you to fully submerge the shade (some will fit best upside down).
Materials
  • Fabric lampshade
  • 30-quart plastic bin
  • Liquid Rit dye
  • Paper towel
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Resist-Dyeing T-shirts

Steps:12
Materials
  • Iron
  • Clamps
  • 3 gallon bucket or receptacle for dyeing
  • Polyacrylic sealer
  • Brush
  • 2 identical wood shapes
  • 1/2-inch-thick scrap wood pieces, about 4 to 5 inches square
  • T-shirts
  • 8-ounce bottle Rit dye
  • Rhinestones
  • Fabric or craft glue
  • Machine washer and drier
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Tie-Dye-Effect Scarf

Steps:5
Use this innovative spray technique to make a multicolored scarf without the mess of traditional dyes.
Materials
  • Iron
  • Silk scarf
  • Drop cloth or garbage bag for protecting work surface
  • Simply Spray soft fabric paint in two or three colors of your choice
  • Simply Spray soft fabric paint in black
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Clothesline and clothespin
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Patterns to Dye For

Steps:17
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