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Tube Tie Dyeing Techniques

Extract from Indigo: Dye It, Make It • By Nicola Gouldsmith • Published by CICO Books

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Indigo: Dye It, Make It
Depending on how many times you wrap the fabric around the tube, and how tight the folds are, you can create a variety of patterns using this method. The fabric nearest the tube will have the faintest pattern, while the fabric on the outside of the tube will be a darker blue. The fabric within the folds will remain undyed.

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  • How to tie-dye . Tube Tie Dyeing Techniques - Step 1
    Step 1

    Wrap your fabric widthways around the tube and loosely tie with string in a crisscross pattern up and down the tube.

  • How to tie-dye . Tube Tie Dyeing Techniques - Step 2
    Step 2

    Push the fabric and string all the way down to one end of the tube, as far as it will go.

  • Step 3

    Soak in cold, clean water for a couple of hours, and squeeze out any excess water.

  • How to tie-dye . Tube Tie Dyeing Techniques - Step 4
    Step 4

    Dye in your prepared indigo vat.

  • How to tie-dye . Tube Tie Dyeing Techniques - Step 5
    Step 5

    Rinse several times in clean, cold water, adding vinegar to the final rinse. Carefully cut through the string, unwrap the fabric, wash in detergent, and allow to dry.

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