I’ve never really been into tie dye that much. It’s always evoked images of multi-colored t-shirts from the 1970’s for me, and not in a good way. Then this summer I was working with a local client on some updates for her living room and she showed me this photo from House Beautiful.
Pinch the white fabric in the center and lift it up so it hangs down.
Smooth it with your hand to make a roll shape and wrap rubber bands around the roll every inch or two.
Place in a bucket with water and soda ash fixer (directions for dilution and soaking time are on the package).
Mix your dye with water according to the package directions and place in a glass measuring cup or squeeze bottles.
Lay your fabric that’s been soaked in soda ash fixer on a protected surface – I used old plastic bags.
Generously pour the dye over the fabric and let sit according to package directions.
Rinse under cold water until the water runs clear then remove the rubber bands, wash in hot water, and dry to make the dye permanent.
When I was finished I was left with two tie-dyed squares of fabric.