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Easy projects rethink tie-dye for elegant gifts
By JENNIFER FORKER | Published: December 4, 2012
“It'll fade dark to light,” Watts said.
Any fabric that can soak up dye color will do, but Watts said knits will “come out as a blurry splotch. You're not going to have the same distinctiveness.”
Don't limit yourself to white fabric and clothing either. Blake Ramsey, holiday craft editor at Martha Stewart Living, said a blue chambray scarf she dyed in blue turned out beautifully.
Besides the indigo dye traditionally used in shibori, Ramsey said to try using a burgundy or oxblood shade, which are trendy colors this fall, she says.
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AT A GLANCE
• 3 plastic bins (the size of shoe boxes)
• Liquid dye, such as Rit
• Dye fixative
1. Accordion-fold scarf. Press with the iron, secure with clothespins. (If scarf is wider than bins, fold in half widthwise after folding.)
2. Mix dye in a bin according to manufacturer's instructions. Dip scarf's folded edge in dye (the resulting stripe will be twice as wide as the dip).
3. Dip scarf's folded edge in another bin filled with cold water to rinse.
4. Mix fixative in another bin according to manufacturer's instructions. Dip folded edge in fixative to set.
5. Clip accordion-folded scarf to a clothesline or pants hanger. Place newspaper or a drop cloth underneath scarf to protect surfaces. Let hang to dry, about one day.