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Your own ombre sweater~ but then cheaper:D
The look for less!

My sweater didn't come out the way I wanted to. The colour change is too subtle:P
Will try again with a different method. Stay tuned!!

Posted by Sanne E. from Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands • Published See Sanne E.'s 21 projects »
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  • How to dye a dyed sweater. Diy Ombre Sweater - Step 1
    Step 1

    Prepare your sweater:
    Make sure your sweater is clean (any stains will be visible!). Then emerge it in normal water so the fabric is thoroughly wet.

    Prepare your die mixture:
    Take 500ml of warm water and mix in the package content. With a spoon mix in well.

    Prepare your salt bath:
    In a large bucket or stainless steal container, fill with 6 litres of warm water (+/- 40°) and add 250 grams of salt.
    Mix around until salt is completely diluted!

  • Step 2

    Add the die mixture to your salt bath and mix thoroughly with a spoon.

  • How to dye a dyed sweater. Diy Ombre Sweater - Step 3
    Step 3

    Emerge your sweater to how ever far you want the colour to be and hold it there for 10 min.
    Move the garment a little out of the die bath and hold for 10 min again.
    Move it higher and higher every 10 min until you reach 60 min total.
    Use the picture as a reference tool. This will give you an even colour gradient.

  • Step 4

    Thoroughly rinse with cold water until the water runs clear.

  • How to dye a dyed sweater. Diy Ombre Sweater - Step 5
    Step 5

    Let it dry and enjoy your awesome home made ombre sweater!

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Krista B.
Krista B. · Hydesville, California, US · 44 projects
It did. Thanks ;)
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Krista B.
Krista B. · Hydesville, California, US · 44 projects
What exactly makes it Ombre? I've seen this title about and I am not sure what makes it Ombre…. is it the dye technique?
Sanne E.
Sanne E. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 29 projects
Hi Krista, Ombre basically means that the garment is shaded, with the colours graduating from light to dark. When you move the garment in sections out of the dye bath every 10 minutes, the dye should give different shades of blue (longer time spent in the dye bath = darker colouring). I hope this answers your question? Sanne
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