Alexandria Reid Pillow October 05th, 2018 - 07:02:12
I have two gallons of tap water and then our ingredients from the kit you'll notice, I'm wearing gloves, which I don't normally do, but for this project I definitely recommend it. First, we're going to add our soda ash and then the thyroid I oxide. These are our reducing agents, then pour in your indigo dye. Don't worry if it appears a little more green than blue. This is the way it's supposed to look.
This is actually the same dye that they use the color. Your jeans continue stirring until everything is well incorporated. Now we're going to let our mixture sit for about fifteen minutes. While we fold our fabric, I'm going to be dyeing these cotton napkins, but you can use any fabric as long as it's made of natural fibers and for our first pattern, which is one of the easiest to create, and also one of my favorites lay your fabric Out flat, then pinch it in the center smooth down. The sides then continue wrapping as many rubber bands.
As you want down the body of the napkin. These rubber bands are going to create a really cool concentric circle, design make sure to wrap your rubber bands at least three times so that they're nice and tight around the fabric, and this is what it should look like when it's done now. Let's take this guy outside for a dip before we dip our fabric, we want to remove the flower or foam from the surface of our dye and then scoop it out.
Then submerge your fabric in the dye you'll want to massage your material until it's completely saturated and the longer you leave it in the darker, the he will be after a minute or two we're going to remove our napkin and gently squeeze out the excess liquid you'll See that it looks green when you pull it out, but is the oxygen reacts with the dye? It starts to oxidize and turn blue and then lay it on a piece of parchment paper to dry after a few minutes, remove the rubber bands and then lay flat to finish drying and for the final reveal Turtle. I think this one turned out absolutely gorgeous.
You can experiment with different folds and materials like Popsicle sticks or wood blocks, to create an endless variety of designs and patterns. Anything covered will remain white, while the exposed areas will turn blue and the best part is that no two pieces will ever turn out exactly the same. These also look really cool on throw pillows and add the perfect pop of color to any room in an added bonus. Your leftover materials look really pretty and can be used in other DIY, alright guys. I hope you'll give this project a try.