The Martha Stewart Show, January 2008
- Brush polyacrylic sealer on the wood shapes to seal; allow to dry.
- Iron the shirt on which you will be printing.
- Fold the T-shirt in half vertically.
- Place a wood shape on top of a piece of scrap wood, and place both under the folded T-shirt, a few inches up from the bottom hem.
- On top of the T-shirt, align a second, identical wood shape to the one under the T-shirt. Place another piece of scrap wood over the top wood shape.
- Making sure there are no pinches or wrinkles in the fabric, place two clamps around the entire "sandwich" to hold it tightly in place.
- Mix one 8-ounce bottle of dye with 3 gallons of water in a large bucket or receptacle.
- Place clamped T-shirt in dye; submerge completely. Let soak for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Remove T-shirt from dye and rinse thoroughly, until rinse water runs clean.
- Remove clamps, wood pieces, and wood shapes.
- Run T-shirt through a machine wash and dry cycle with moderate heat. (Do not wash with other clothes.)
- To highlight the resist-printed designs, add embellishments -- such as rhinestones -- using fabric or craft glue.
- 3 gallon bucket or receptacle for dyeing
- Polyacrylic sealer
- 2 identical wood shapes
- 1/2-inch-thick scrap wood pieces, about 4 to 5 inches square
- 8-ounce bottle Rit dye
- Fabric or craft glue
- Machine washer and drier
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