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I found this white jumper in the sale, pretty but not a practical colour so I decided to do a bit of dip-dye.
I started with a shop bought jumper I found in the sale. As white is not a very practical colour for me I decided to dip-dye it in my favourite colour. If you want to try this make sure that your jumper is a natural material (cotton or linen works best, silk will give a lighter colour and man made fabrics won't work at all although as some rayons and viscoses are plant based you can sometimes get a reasonable result.) I used one pack of hand dye and you'll need some salt to fix it.

Posted by Helen W. from Carlisle, England, United Kingdom • Published See Helen W.'s 52 projects »
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  • How to dye a dyed sweater. Purple Ombre Jumper - Step 1
    Step 1

    Wash your jumper to remove any finishes added by the manufacturer. Leave it damp.

  • Step 2

    Mix up your dye according to the instructions on the packet. This generally involves dissolving the dye and salt in hot water then adding to whatever you're using as your dye bath. Remember, normal colour rules apply (so, if your jumper is yellow and your dye is blue it will end up green)

  • How to dye a dyed sweater. Purple Ombre Jumper - Step 3
    Step 3

    Put the whole jumper into the dye and wiggle it about a bit. Then lift it up so most of it is in the dye. Use a hanger to get the 'hang' even. Leave for 15 minutes or so.

  • How to dye a dyed sweater. Purple Ombre Jumper - Step 4
    Step 4

    Every 15 or 20 minutes lift the jumper a little higher (I did about 15cm at a time.) Continue in this way until the jumper has been in the dye for an hour and you are happy with the colour.

  • How to dye a dyed sweater. Purple Ombre Jumper - Step 5
    Step 5

    Rinse in cold water until the water runs clear. Hang it out to dry and then wear with pride.

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