colorist

mixed my own custom colors for this round, which really added dimension and depth and brought out the design. 

 

tie dye expert tips: after soaking your project in soda ash for an hour and carefully squeezing the excess out, set it aside to dry in a warm place. This may take a few days depending on your fabric and the thickness of the folds. Pros: allows for more control of color placement as well as those nice crisp white/color boundaries. Cons: project is thirsty for dye (may require more dye to penetrate fabric...will experiment and report back); have to be able to plan ahead and give yourself the cushion of what may be a few days drying time. 

 

tie dye experimentation : 

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thick sweater bundle

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could not resist this print - check out the bottom monkey's wide eyes and the top's glazed over half-closed lids 

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crisscross lace-up bound and gagged

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color scheme inspiration - sunset

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clearly this is not 100% cotton - for shame false advertising, for shame 

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mandala

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blossom 

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good ol' bob marley 

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double heart peace sign - good crisp on the back

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color play, mandala / lotus blossom on the back

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tiger stripe burnout fabric 

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sine wave rainbow skirt

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fundies undies 

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inspired by fire - huzzah for pockets !

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inspiration: deep sea / ocean

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one fish two fish red fish blue fish

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mmm mmm crispay!

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