how to dip-dye
BAG, THROW AND PILLOWCASES Gather your supplies ■ All dye bath supplies (see page 136) Natural fibre bag, throw or pillowcase, washed, dried Clamp‑style hanger Plastic garbage bag (to protect surfaces from drips) Paint stirrer (optional)
Here’s how STEP 1 Assemble materials and prepare dye bath (see page 136 for instructions) letting mixture set according to product instructions. Spread garbage bag over surface where wet fabric will hang.
STEP 2 Soak fabric in water then squeeze out excess. Fold fabric to fit on hanger.
STEP 3 Dip a portion of fabric in dye. Lift and lower fabric into dye until satisfied with dyed edge and colour intensity. If desired, use a paint stirrer to help dye up the fabric, creating an uneven line.
STEP 4 Rinse fabric in water, unfold and hang, letting dye drip onto garbage bag. Put fabric in clothes dryer to heat‑set.
Remove your fabric from the dye and watch it turn from green to indigo before your eyes!